THAILAND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MADRID INTERNATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION ON AGEING (MIPAA), 2002 - 2016
The Report on Thailand Elderly Prospect, B.E. 2557 (2014 A.D.) by the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board states that there are approximately 10 million elderly persons in Thailand or equivalent to 15% of the total population of 65 million persons. These numbers explicitly show Thailand has become an ageing society for more than a decade (in 2005 the Thai elderly population is about 6.7 million persons or equivalent to 10.5% of the total population).
It is forecast that within 2030 the number of the Thai elderly population will almost double from current number, i.e. increasing to about 17.7 million persons or equivalent to 25% of the total population or about one fourth of the total population.