Population

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s population sees slight drop to 66 million in 2023

    Thailand’s official population count witnessed a slight downtrend in 2023, marking a 0.06% decrease in comparison to the previous year’s figure, revealed the Interior Ministry. The recent civil registration documented Thailand’s population as 66,052,615 as of the close of 2023, marking a decline by 37,860 individuals from the conclusion of 2022. The data showed that out of the total population…

  • Thailand News

    Baby boom: Thailand minister aims to boost nation’s population with Give Birth Great World campaign.

    Thailand’s Public Health Minister is set to increase the population in Thailand by encouraging Thais to have more children in a campaign called, Give Birth Great World. Cholnan Sikaew revealed in a meeting within the ministry yesterday, November 15, that the average fertility rate of women across the world would reduce to 1.7 children per woman by 2100 if the…

  • Thailand News

    Monkey mayhem no more: Urban overpopulation problem swings towards solutions

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, in collaboration with the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation, has made significant progress in tackling the issue of monkey overpopulation in urban areas. The first phase of this initiative involves the construction of a 7,000 square metre enclosure for monkeys in the Huai Sai Wildlife Breeding Station, located in Phetchaburi province. This…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s population ages like fine wine, marking a global trend

    The global ageing population has seen a swift rise in the past three decades, with two-thirds of individuals over 60 residing in developing Asian countries. As of 2021, Thailand has officially become a fully aged society, with a fifth of its population aged 60 or above, as per World Health Organisation and UN data. By 2031, Thailand is projected to…

  • Thailand News

    Thais support state subsidies for childcare, free education to boost birthrate

    A recent poll conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) reveals that most Thais are advocating for state subsidies for childcare and free education to encourage childbearing amidst Thailand’s transition into an ageing society with a declining birthrate. The poll was carried out from September 26 to 28, with 1,310 participants aged 18-40 from various educational backgrounds, professions,…

  • Business News

    China’s shrinking birth rate impacts baby product manufacturers

    A decline in China’s population is creating a challenging environment for the country’s baby and children’s product manufacturers, as domestic sales plummet and companies grapple with finding alternative revenue streams. As the world’s largest market for baby food and diapers, valued at US$37.9 billion annually, prepares to contract for the first time, firms are turning their attention to products for…

  • World News

    India struggles with urban sewage treatment as population surges

    According to the United Nations, India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country, housing almost 1.43 billion people. The urban population is set to increase by 270 million people by 2040. However, of the 72 billion litres of daily sewage currently created in the country’s urban centres, a massive 45 billion litres which is enough to…

  • World News

    India’s girl power: Newborn tops population milestone

    India has officially become the world’s most populous nation, with a newborn baby girl marking the milestone moment. Manu Bala, a 22 year old housewife, gave birth to her as-yet-unnamed daughter in a government hospital in the country’s Himalayan region on Monday. The mother and her child were among the more than 67,000 born across India that day when the United…

  • Hot News

    Despite population being unknown, India is set to become most populous country in world

    Despite its population being unknown, India is slated to become the most populous country in the world in two months. According to the United Nations (UN), India may surpass China in population on April 14 when it reaches 1,425,775,850. But, as the latest census data hasn’t been released, it is hard to tell if the UN’s prediction will be correct.…

  • China News

    China’s population drops for the first time in 6 decades

    According to official data, China, the world’s most populous nation, saw a shrink in its population last year for the first time in over 60 years. This decline is attributed to the nation’s plummeting birth rates, which have reached record lows as China’s workforce ages, leading to concerns of a demographic crisis. The population stood at 1,411,750,000 at the end…

  • Thailand News

    Officials panic Thailand hits lowest birth rate in 7 decades

    Officials are panicking after Thailand hit its lowest birth rate in seven decades last year. The Social Development and Human Security Ministry announced today that the kingdom hit a 71-year low. Last year, Thailand’s target birth rate was 700,000, however, only 502,000 babies were born. The birth rate was therefore about 30% below the target. The ministry’s permanent secretary Anukul…

  • Events

    Thailand’s official year-end population lower than in 2021, females outnumber males again

    Thailand’s official year-end population has been recorded at 66,090,475 as of December 31, 2022, with females outnumbering males again. According to Thai PBS World, the latest census data was provided by the Central Domicile Registration Office. The population consists of 65,106,481 Thai nationals with 983,994 waiting to receive Thai citizenship. Of the recorded number of Thai nationals, 31,755,032 are males…

  • World News

    Baby #8 billion: Manila marks world population milestone

    Calling someone “one in a million” just doesn’t have the same strength that it used to. The world population has now hit eight billion people. And who is the lucky eight billionth person? It’s hard to say exactly, but a newborn baby girl in Manila has been chosen as the eight billionth global citizen for this new population milestone. Vinice…

  • World News

    India population expected to surpass China in 2023, world to hit 8 billion

    For years, China has been the most populous country in the world, followed by India. But a report by the United Nations predicts that next year India will outpace China and become the country with the largest population in the world. With the slowing pace of mortality and high fertility rates in large portions of the world, the UN warns…

  • Thailand News

    Official population of Thailand 66,171,439, lower than previous figures

    An announcement formally published in the Royal Gazette on Wednesday stated that the official population of Thailand as of December 31, 2021, is 66,171,439. That figure is a bit under 1% of the world’s population. Of that population, just 973,656 of those people are not Thai nationals while the vast majority, 65,197,783, are native to Thailand. The data of Thailand’s…

  • World News

    China sees slowest population growth since 1960’s despite relaxing 1 child policy

    China is seeing the slowest amount of population growth since the 1960’s despite relaxing its 1 child policy. The birthrate has been in a steady decline since 2017, and its growth is being measured at 5.4% since the last census in 2010. The population has reached 1.41 billion, but that number is low due to the sluggish growth rate. The…

  • World News

    Wealth disparity between blacks and whites in America becomes more apparent

    Despite African Americans in the US making up 13% of its population, the minority group reportedly only earns 3% of America’s wealth. The statistics are alarmingly similar to the current war on racism in the States as many activists are pointing out the governmental and institutional bias surrounding black Americans. Since slavery was abolished over 150 years ago, the amount of…

  • World News

    ASEAN should use the power of its 650 million people – Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

    “The 94 year old Malaysian leader also discussed secrets behind his longevity.” 94 year old Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad says that the 10 ASEAN countries should find ways to better use their 650 million population to spur their economies in the digital age. “Despite its huge combined population, ASEAN has still failed to create an effective domestic market the way China…

  • Thai Life

    Thais need to have more babies to reverse declining population

    PHOTO: SteemKR A government advisory body is urging the Government to come up with measures to encourage Thais to have more babies. The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has urged the government to implement additional measures to improve the birth rate in Thailand, following a recent study detailing the impact of a shrinking population. Thailand, with the fertility…