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Demographics of Thailand

The total population of Thailand is 69,183,173 people. People in Thailand speak the Thai language. The linguistic diversity of Thailand is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Thailand is 0.6344. The median age is approximately 36.2 years. Life expectancy in Thailand is 75. The female fertility rate in Thailand is 1.6. Around 9% of the population of Thailand are obese. The ethnic diversity is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Thailand is 0.6338. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Thailand see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Thailand, the population density is 131 people per square kilometer (341 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Thailand is 69,183,173 people. Thailand has approximately 3,913,258 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Thailand represent 1.6 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Thailand represent 5.6 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Thailand is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Thailand is 0.6338. This means that there is a relatively high number of unique ethnic groups in Thailand. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Thailand on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 36.2 years. The median age for men is 35.3, while the median age for women is 37.2.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.05; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.98; sex ratio over 64 - 0.83; total sex ratio - 0.98. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Thailand is Buddhism, the followers of which comprise 93.2% of all religious believers in the country. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: धर्म dharma; Pali:धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha (the awakened one). According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance and craving. Buddhists believe that this is accomplished through the direct understanding and perception of dependent origination and the Four Noble Truths. Besides Buddhism, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Thailand are Christianity, folk religions. The religious diversity of Thailand is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Thailand. The index of religious fractionalization in Thailand is 0.0994. This score means that within the country there is one major with a few other minor beliefs.

General development

Thailand is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Thailand may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Thailand, 26.5 in every 100 people use internet. Thailand has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.722. Thailand has an upper medium HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life, though some citizens will not be able to achieve high living standards. In Thailand, 13.2% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Thailand is low, indicating that it has a stable economy. Investors should consider Thailand to be a safe location for investments and other financial ventures.

Language

People in Thailand speak the Thai language. The linguistic diversity of Thailand is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Thailand. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Thailand is 0.6344. This means that there are several major languages spoken in Thailand. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.