This report of the situation of the elderly in Thailand is a report commissioned by the National Committee for the Elderly, in accordance with the Elderly Act of 2003Article 9 (10) stipulating the preparation of an annual report on the status of the elderly for submission to the Cabinet.
As of 2013, Thailand had a total population of approximately 66 million, comprised of 64 million Thai citizens and those non-Thais in the Civil Registration system.
According to the demographic database of all sources, Thailand has entered an aging society over the last decade. The trend will continue into the future at a remarkable pace
During the last 50 years Thailand has undergone dramatic changes through a demographic transition from high to low fertility and mortality, as well as an epidemiological transition from epidemic and communicable diseases to chronic and degenerative diseases.
The situation of the Thai older persons reveals a rapid growth of the elderly population at 11.9 per cent in 2010, which is projected to have doubled to 25 per cent by the next 20 years (in 2030), when Thailand fullybecomes an “aged society.”
This report on the situation of the Thai elderly population in 2009 is the fourth report produced by the Foundation of Thai Gerontology Research and Development Institute (TGRI) under assignment from the National Commission on the Elderly who are tasked with the responsibility to annually report
This report is the situation report of Thai Older Persons No. 3 compiled by the Foundation of Thai Gerontology Research and Development Institute (TGRI) under assignment from The National Commission on the Elderly chaired by the Prime Minister. In the year 2008,
The Foundation of Thai Gerontology Research and Development Institute (TGRI) has pleasure in its designation by the National Commission on the Elderly to act as liaison party in compilation of the annual report of the Situation of the Thai Elderly for consecutive two years since TGRI was founded in 2007 and commenced to take charge of compilation of the Report in 2006 as the first year.