Mahidol Population Gazette

Population of Thailand, 2018 (Vol.27: January 2018)

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Objectives

IPSR publishes the "Mahidol Population Gazette" in January annually in both Thai and English versions to disseminate estimated population indicators. All figures are updated each year based on the most recent information available. Therefore, the data in the "Mahidol Population Gazette" of different years should not be analyzed to determine population trends.
 

Mahidol Population Gazette

Population of Thailand, 2018 (Vol.27 : January 2018)
Estimated Population at Midyear 2018 (1st July)
   

Male

Female

Total

1. Total Population (x 1,000) 32,454 33,780 66,234
2. Population by Area of Residence (x 1,000)      
  Urban area (population living in all types of cities and municipal areas) 16,209 16,947 33,156
  Rural area (population living outside urban areas) 16,245 16,833 33,078
3. Population by Region (x 1,000)      
  Bangkok Metropolis 4,006 4,254 8,260
  Central (excluding Bangkok Metropolis) 9,339 10,751 19,090
  Northern 5,514 5,723 11,237
  Northeastern 9,169 9,489 18,658
  Southern 4,461 4,589 9,050
4. Population by Age Group (x 1,000)      
  Children (under 15 years) 5,885 5,541 11,426
  Labor force (15-59 years) 21,256 21,782 43,038
  Elderly (60 years and over) 5,313 6,457 11,770
  Elderly (65 years and over) 3,498 4,421 7,919
  Pre-school ages (0 – 5 years) 2,246 2,131 4,377
  School ages (6-21 years) 6,830 6,439 13,269
  Women of reproductive age (15-49 years)   16,598  
5. Life Expectancy at Birth 
(average number of years a person could expect to live after birth)
Male 72.2 years
Female 78.9 
years
6. Life Expectancy at Sixty
(average number of years a person could expect to live after age sixty)
Male 20.2 years
Female 23.6 years
7. Life Expectancy at Sixty-five 
(average number of years a person could expect to live after age sixty-five)
Male 16.5 years
Female 19.5 years
8. Vital Rates      
  Crude birth rate (per 1,000 population)     10.7
  Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)     8.3
  Natural growth rate (percent)     0.2
  Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)     9.8
  Child mortality ratio (per 1,000 live births)     16.2
9. Total Fertility Rate (average number of children a woman would have throughout her reproductive years)     1.58
10. Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (percent)     78.4
11. Estimated Numbers of Older Person with Dementia (x 1,000) 222 448 670

Sources of Data

  • Report on the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015, National Statistical Office.
  • Population and Housing Census 2010, National Statistical Office.
  • The 2015-2016 Survey of Population Change, National Statistical Office.
  • Population Projections for Thailand 2010-2040 by the Population Projection Working Group, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board.
  • Bureau of Registration and Administration, Department of Local Administration, Ministry of Interior.

Notes on data

  • Population in Listing 1-4 : Thais and non-Thais whose names are in household registration.
  • Crude Birth Rate (per 1,000 population) : Number of births in one year divided by midyear population and multiplied by 1,000.
  • Crude Death Rate (per 1,000 population) : Number of deaths in one year divided by midyear population and multiplied by 1,000.
  • Natural Growth Rate (percent) : Number of births minus number of deaths divided by midyear population and multiplied by 100.
  • Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) : Number of deaths of infants under age 1 in one year divided by total live births in that year and multiplied by 1,000.
  • Child (under 5) Mortality Ratio (per 1,000 live births) : Number of deaths of children under age 5 in one year divided by total live births in that year and multiplied by 1,000.
  • Total Fertility Rate (TFR) : Average number of children a woman would have throughout her reproductive years, calculated by summing the age-specific fertility rates of women of reproductive age.
  • Contraceptive Prevalence Rate : Percent of currently married women age 15 – 49 using contraception.
  • Estimated Numbers of Older Person with Dementia : The total numbers of older population by age and sex in
    2018 multiplying age-sex specific dementia prevalence rate from Prince, M. et al. (2013). The global prevalence of dementia: a systematic review and metaanalysis. Alzhimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzhemimer’s Association, 9(1), 63-75.