Monday, April 18, 2011

Preliminary census results

The National Statistics Office has published the first preliminary results of the 2010 census, however sadly only in a short news release so far. Thus as of September 1st 2010, Thailand has
  • a total population of 65.4 million, 50.9% or 33.3 million are female and 49.1% or 32.1 million (49.1%) male. This makes it the 4th populous country in South East Asia.
  • The population growth rate in the last decade was just 0.77%, compared to 2.70% in the 1960s and 1.05% in the 1990s.
  • The number of households is 20.3 million, thus an average household size of 3.2 persons - compared with 3.9 in 2000.
  • The household size in the regions differs, the South has 3.54 persons, the Northeast 3.53, the North 3.1, the Central area 3.0 and Bangkok just 2.9 persons.
  • The population density is 127.5 per km², compared with 118.1 per km² in 2000.
  • The population density in Bangkok is 4028.9 per km², which has shrunk in the last decade - in 2000 it still was 5258.6 per km².
  • The provinces with the highest population density are (in this order) Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phuket, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Chon Buri, Nakhon Pathom and Ayutthaya.
I wasn't able to find any of the raw preliminary data, for the 2000 census there were PDFs for each province with these data.

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