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Thailand-People

Published: 13 Mar 2010 13:59:27 PST
Population:   
67,091,089
country comparison to the world: 20
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2012 est.)
 
Age structure:   
0-14 years: 19.9% (male 6,779,723/female 6,466,625)
15-64 years: 70.9% (male 23,410,091/female 23,913,499)
65 years and over: 9.2% (male 2,778,012/female 3,372,203) (2011 est.)
 
Median age:   
total: 34.2 years
male: 33.3 years
female: 35.2 years (2011 est.)
 
Population growth rate:   
0.543% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 147 
 
Birth rate:   
12.81 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 153  
 
Death rate:   
7.38 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 119  
 
Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population(2012 ets.)
country comparison to the world: 106 
 
Urbanization:   
urban population: 34% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.8% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
 
Sex ratio:   
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2012 est.)
 
Infant mortality rate:   
total: 15.9 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 108
male: 16.88 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.86 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
 
Life expectancy at birth:   
total population: 73.83 years
country comparison to the world: 113
male: 71.45 years
female: 76.33 years (2012 est.)
 
Total fertility rate:   
1.66 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 173  
 
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:   
1.3% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 38  
 
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:   
530,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 15  
 
HIV/AIDS - deaths:   
28,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 13  
 
Major infectious diseases:   
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria
animal contact disease: rabies
water contact disease: leptospirosis
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)
 
Nationality:   
noun: Thai (singular and plural)
adjective: Thai
 
Ethnic groups:   
Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%
 
Religions:   
Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1% (2000 census)
 
Languages:   
Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects
 
Literacy:   
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 94.9%
female: 90.5% (2000 census)
 
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):   
total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2010)
 
Education expenditures:   
4.1% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 102 
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