Thailand Population (LIVE)

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Thailand Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Thailand is 69,691,913 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Thailand 2019 population is estimated at 69,625,582 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Thailand population is equivalent to 0.9% of the total world population.
  • Thailand ranks number 20 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Thailand is 136 per Km2 (353 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 510,890 Km2 (197,256 sq. miles)
  • 50.5 % of the population is urban (35,132,892 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Thailand is 38.3 years.

Population of Thailand (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationThailand
Global Rank
2019 69,625,582 0.28 % 197,129 19,444 38.3 1.53 136 50.5 % 35,132,892 0.90 % 7,713,468,100 20
2018 69,428,453 0.32 % 218,643 19,444 38.3 1.53 136 49.8 % 34,556,078 0.91 % 7,631,091,040 20
2017 69,209,810 0.35 % 238,502 19,444 38.3 1.53 135 49.1 % 33,966,456 0.92 % 7,547,858,925 20
2016 68,971,308 0.37 % 256,797 19,444 38.3 1.53 135 48.4 % 33,362,840 0.92 % 7,464,022,049 20
2015 68,714,511 0.45 % 303,897 33,463 37.9 1.53 134 47.7 % 32,745,680 0.93 % 7,379,797,139 20
2010 67,195,028 0.54 % 355,768 11,802 35.5 1.56 132 43.9 % 29,475,114 0.97 % 6,956,823,603 19
2005 65,416,189 0.77 % 492,709 74,749 32.8 1.60 128 37.4 % 24,476,532 1.00 % 6,541,907,027 19
2000 62,952,642 1.15 % 697,074143,166 30.2 1.77 123 31.4 % 19,759,915 1.02 % 6,143,493,823 19
1995 59,467,274 1.01 % 581,818 -121,508 26.6 1.99 116 30.3 % 18,012,031 1.04 % 5,744,212,979 17
1990 56,558,186 1.68 % 906,257 100,881 24.3 2.30 111 29.4 % 16,648,721 1.06 % 5,327,231,061 18
1985 52,026,901 1.89 % 930,486 67,985 21.8 2.95 102 28.1 % 14,621,264 1.07 % 4,870,921,740 18
1980 47,374,472 2.28 % 1,009,632 57,445 19.7 3.92 93 26.8 % 12,695,065 1.06 % 4,458,003,514 18
1975 42,326,312 2.79 % 1,088,355 79,114 18.5 5.05 83 23.8 % 10,058,137 1.04 % 4,079,480,606 18
1970 36,884,536 3.00 % 1,012,375 0 18.0 5.99 72 20.9 % 7,704,931 1.00 % 3,700,437,046 18
1965 31,822,660 3.04 % 885,091 0 18.3 6.13 62 20.2 % 6,434,876 0.95 % 3,339,583,597 21
1960 27,397,207 2.93 % 737,215 0 18.8 6.14 54 19.7 % 5,389,651 0.90 % 3,034,949,748 21
1955 23,711,132 2.74 % 600,154 0 18.9 6.14 46 18.0 % 4,277,639 0.86 % 2,773,019,936 21
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Thailand Population Forecast

18,677
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationThailand
Global Rank
2020 69,799,978 0.31 % 217,093 19,444 40.1 1.53 137 51.1 % 35,698,325 0.90 % 7,794,798,739 20
2025 70,328,940 0.15 % 105,792 19,249 42.0 1.53 138 54.5 % 38,343,775 0.86 % 8,184,437,460 20
2030 70,345,536 0.00 % 3,319 18,677 43.7 1.53 138 57.8 % 40,675,575 0.82 % 8,548,487,400 21
2035 69,899,112 -0.13 % -89,285 18,677 45.2 1.53 137 61.0 % 42,609,309 0.79 % 8,887,524,213 23
2040 69,008,285 -0.26 % -178,165 18,677 46.8 1.53 135 63.8 % 44,042,206 0.75 % 9,198,847,240 25
2045 67,672,074 -0.39 % -267,242 18,677 48.3 1.53 132 66.4 % 44,932,566 0.71 % 9,481,803,274 26
2050 65,940,489 -0.52 % -346,317   49.7 1.53 129 68.9 % 45,409,734 0.68 % 9,735,033,990 29
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Thailand Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Thailand
Life Expectancy
77.74 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
6.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
7.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
33,966,060 48.66% 35,833,918 51.34% 69,799,978 0.95

Population Pyramid for Thailand (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 5,944,323 51.45% 5,609,314 48.55% 11,553,637 16.55%
15-24 4,694,757 51.11% 4,491,653 48.89% 9,186,410 13.16%
25-54 14,939,978 48.88% 15,625,363 51.12% 30,565,341 43.79%
55-64 4,444,851 47.03% 5,005,243 52.97% 9,450,094 13.54%
65+ 3,942,151 43.59% 5,102,345 56.41% 9,044,496 12.96%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 11,553,637 16.55% 23.5
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 49,201,845 70.49% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 9,044,496 12.96% 18.4
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
20,598,133 29.51% 41.9

Main Cities by Population in Thailand

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Bangkok 5,104,476
2 Samut Prakan 388,920
3 Mueang Nonthaburi 291,555
4 Udon Thani 247,231
5 Chon Buri 219,164
6 Nakhon Ratchasima 208,781
7 Chiang Mai 200,952
8 Hat Yai 191,696
9 Pak Kret 182,926
10 Si Racha 178,916
11 Phra Pradaeng 171,333
12 Lampang 156,139
13 Khon Kaen 147,579
14 Surat Thani 127,201
15 Ubon Ratchathani 122,533
16 Nakhon Si Thammarat 120,836
17 Khlong Luang 118,551
18 Nakhon Pathom 117,927
19 Rayong 106,737
20 Phitsanulok 103,427
21 Chanthaburi 99,819
22 Pattaya 97,296
23 Yala 93,558
24 Ratchaburi 92,448
25 Nakhon Sawan 91,802
26 Phuket 89,072
27 Ban Mai 86,899
28 Songkhla 84,264
29 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 81,962
30 Chiang Rai 78,756
31 Bang Kruai 78,305
32 Sakon Nakhon 76,237
33 Krathum Baen 72,819
34 Saraburi 67,763
35 Trang 66,713
36 Sattahip 65,444
37 Kanchanaburi 63,699
38 Nong Khai 63,609
39 Samut Sakhon 63,498
40 Ban Lam Luk Ka 60,700
41 Kamphaeng Phet 58,787
42 Chaiyaphum 58,350
43 Uttaradit 58,313
44 Lop Buri 57,761
45 Ban Pong 57,559
46 Phra Phutthabat 57,008
47 Chumphon 55,835
48 Klaeng 55,619
49 Kalasin 55,102
50 Suphan Buri 53,399
51 Tha Maka 52,907
52 Ban Talat Yai 52,192
53 Maha Sarakham 51,584
54 Phetchabun 50,656
55 Hua Hin 50,456
56 Ko Samui 50,000
57 Chachoengsao 49,741
58 Cha-am 49,375
59 Pak Chong 48,999
60 Narathiwat 47,771
61 Pran Buri 47,293
62 Surin 46,673
63 Phetchaburi 46,601
64 Chum Phae 46,335
65 Sadao 46,236
66 Si Sa Ket 44,751
67 Mae Sot 44,563
68 Pattani 43,690
69 Phatthalung 43,522
70 Lamphun 43,196

See also

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Notes

The Thailand Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Thailand delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Thailand (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Thailand in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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