The population is negative faster than expected in 64 years, more deaths than births, pointing to the fact that the elderly will be almost 1 in 3 in the country in the next 20 years.

The population is negative faster than expected in 64 years, more deaths than births, pointing to the fact that the elderly will be almost 1 in 3 in the country in the next 20 years.

an aging society It can be said that Thai society must be ready. At the time when the statistics of the elderly increase every year, on the other hand, the birth statistics of Thai children return to a decrease every year

latest from the report Report on the Situation of the Elderly in Thailand 2021 According to the decision of the National Committee for the Elderly (KorPor.) has indicated the situation of the elderly in Thailand in 2021 that Thailand has a total population of 66.7 million people, with 12.5 million elderly people, representing 18.8% of the total Thai population. Divided by age group as follows:

Early elderly people (aged 60-69) 7.6 million people
Middle-aged (70-79 years) 3.5 million people
Late elderly (aged 80 and over) 1.4 million people

2021 was the first year in which 563,650 people died, more than 544,570 births, causing the population to fall faster than expected.

by In the next 20 years, Thailand’s population will decrease. The number of elderly people will increase from 12.5 million in 2021 to 20.5 million in 2040, accounting for 31.4 per cent of the total population.

2,196 elderly people are in nursing homes, 910 are under the supervision of the Local Administrative Organization and 1,286 are under the supervision of the MSDHS.

health status of the elderly There are 6.8 hundred thousand elderly people with dementia and 46,779 elderly people who are bedridden.

In addition, regarding the situation of the elderly and the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in 2021, 182,950 elderly people were infected, representing 11 percent of the total infected population (1.67 million people) up to 14,597 of cases, representing 69.8 per cent of the total population were infected and died (20,917 cases)

8.22 million elderly people receive the first dose of the vaccine, 7.38 million the second dose, and 0.70 million the third dose.

Source: Government House

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