Thailand - Population

Thailand: Population

Mnemonic POP.ITHA
Unit Ths. #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.03 %
Data Dec 2020 56,960
Nov 2020 56,940

Series Information

Source The Bank of Thailand
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2001
End Date 12/31/2020

Thailand: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Birth Rate 2050 8.98 8.97 # per Ths. pop., NSA Annual
Death Rate 2050 13.89 13.7 # per Ths. pop., NSA Annual
Population Dec 2020 56,960 56,940 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Net Migration 2017 97,222 # Annual

Release Information

For Thailand, survey-based labor force status measures and employment by industry.

Thailand's labor force statistics are tripartite: employment, unemployment, and "seasonal unemployment" a.k.a. "seasonally inactive labor force." The latter pertains to the large agricultural workforce (about one-third of total employment) which is cyclically unemployed during each dry season (November to May).


  • Working-age population (over 15 years)
  • Total labor force
  • Persons not in the labor force
  • Employed persons
  • Unemployed persons
  • Current labor force
  • Seasonally inactive labor force (unemployed)
  • Unemployment rate
  • Seasonal unemployment rate
  • Measurements:
    • Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
    • Percentage (%)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) 
  • Native frequencies: Monthly
  • Start dates: As early as 2001m1

The survey is conducted simultaneously for all surveyed units nationwide during days 1 to 12 of each month. Data are collected by NSO officers through interview with head or member of the household units participated in the survey. Data compilation is based on weighted average of sampled data, the details of which appear in the NSO’s website under the topic “Labour Force Survey”.

Employment is classified by UN ISIC Rev. 4.

Moody's Analytics supplements

We compute seasonally adjusted counterparts for the LFS quartet using the X-13ARIMA-SEATS program. We update factors annually.

Since January 2014 change estimation which adjusted from population census 2010.