​​​​​​​​​​​FAQ

General Mat​ters


1. What does cigarette mean?
According to the 1966 Tobacco Act, cigarette refers to tobacco whether it has cured leaves or additive compressed drug or not which is rolled with paper or object is made up instead of paper or tobacco or compressed drug.
2. What do hotel and guest house mean?
All places established in order to receive a stipend for travel or individual who wishes to address and shelter.
3. How many kinds of cigarette were there?
Cigarettes are produced by national tobacco factory under the authority of Ministry of Finance, divided into 2 types; filter-tipped type and no filter-tipped type. 
Imported Cigarettes refer to cigarette are produced by oversea and imported in to the country. 
4. How many types of room?
Rooms are classified into two types;
1) Suite means a room containing one or two bedrooms, living room and a room used for other purposes are included, such as a secretary room.
2) Common room means other rooms rather than suite type, such as Single – beded room, double - beded room, and three - beded room.
5. What does manufacturing establishments mean?
Manufacturing establishments refer to establishments engaged in manufacture which is defined as the mechanical or chemical transformation of substances into new products whether the work is performed by power-driven machines or by hand, whether it is done in a factory, a workshop or a home, and whether the products are sold wholesale or retail. The assembly of component parts of manufactured products is considered manufacturing.
6. What does private household mean?
Private household refers to household with at least one person living together and sharing food or other essentials of living. These people might have or might not have family relations.
7. What does collective household mean?
Collective household refers to households with a group of people living together in one living quarter, such as household of employees and institutional households such as prison, military barracks, dormitory.
1) Group of employees households which include persons living in group living quarters within the compound of a factory.
2) Institutional households are not included in the above mentioned types, e.g. inmates of penal institutions, priests, soldiers living in military barracks, students living in dormitories, etc., were classified as institutional households and not covered in the survey.
8. What does reproductive health mean? (คำแปลจากรายงานอนามัยการเจริญพันธุ์)
“Reproductive Health” is a condition of well-being and soundness of the body and mind as a result of the process of responsible reproduction that both men and women productively engage in at each stage of life, and which enables them to live harmoniously in society.
9. What is Poverty Map?
Poverty map is a spatial data presenting economic status, poverty and distribution of household income at province, district, via GIS (Geographic Information System: GIS). It is derived by linking data from the household socio-economic survey and the population and housing census using small area estimation developed by the World Bank, combined with statistical method and econometrics.
10. What does tenure of land mean? (คำแปลจากรายงานสำมะโนเกษตร)
This refers to the arrangements or rights under which the holder holds or uses holding land. 
A holding may be operated under one or more tenure forms as follows:
1) Owned: A holder is considered an owner of a piece of land if
(1) he, according to​ the law, has a full right in it, i.e. he possesses a land certificate such as title deed, NS 3, SK 1 which is issued by the authority concerned, he may have the right on the land which is resulted by the law or he may possess some certificates, according to the Land Reform Act, which legally permits him to operate the land; or
(2) he occupies and cultivates the land as if he were the owner as in the case of inheritance pending documentary evidence or pending the separation of the title deeds or other important documents; or
(3) he has occupie​d and cultivated the land continually without any resistance for 10 years and over.
2) Rented: A renter is one who rents the land from another person for agricultural operation and he has to pay rents to the land owner by cash or crop product.
3) Mortgage: A contract whereby a person, called the mortgagor, assigns a property to another person, called the mortgagee, as security for the performance of an obligation, without delivering the property to the mortgage.
4) Sale with right of redemption: A contract of sale whereby the ownership of the property sold passes to the buyer subject to an agreement that the seller can redeem that property.
5) Others: this refers to all types of tenure not covered by above forms. 
​11. What is the definition of employed persons? (คำแปลจากรายงานภาวะการทำงานของประชากร)
Employed persons mean Persons aged 15 years and over who during the survey week,
1) Worked for at least one hour for wages/salary, profits, dividends or any other kind of payment, in ​kind; or
2) Did not work at all or worked less than one hour but
2.1 receives wage/salary​, profits from business enterprise or farm during the period of absence; or
2.2 not receive wage/salary, profits from business enterprise or farm during the period of absence but had regular jobs or business that they would be return to work.
3) Worked for at least one hour without pay in business enterprises or on farms owned or operated ​by household heads or members. ​
12. What are the differences between census and sample survey?
In a census data/information will be collected from every unit of the interesting population. In a survey, data/information will be collected from only some selected population (sample unit).  
13. What is methodology of classification between municipal area and non-municipal area?
NSO adopts municipal and non-municipal areas defined by the Ministry of Interior.
Municipal area refers to area which was issued under the municipal act in 1953 incorporated as municipality and the change sanitary district in 1999.
Non- municipal area refers to areas outside of total municipal area or also known as the village.
14. What is the definition of formal and informal employment?
Formal employment refers to employed workers with social security protection (they are covered by the Labour Act).
Informal employment refers to employed workers with no social security protection from the Labour Act.
​15. What are the differences between family and household?
Household refers to one person or many people who regularly live in a house or in the same place. Regardless of whether those persons have family relations or not. Those persons supply or use consumption necessary for living together. 
Family refers to at least 2 persons closely related by birth, marriage or adopted children living together. They can be classified in to two categories: 
1) Single family refers to family consists of husband and wife / husband, wife and children / husband or wife and children.
2) Extended family refers to family consists of parents, grandparents, and/or other relatives.
16. What does population’s migration mean?
A migrant is the person who moves from the latest administrative area or from other country to another administrative area of their recent residence. The only exception is the expanding boundary of the administrative area of which the person still lives in the same dwelling. The movements within Bangkok Metropolitan and within Pattaya City are not counted as migrants.
17. What was classification of education that the National Statistical Office uses?
The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 1997) of the UNESCO is used by the NSO.
For the NSOs; work educational levels are classified as follows:
    • Level 1: Pre-Primary Education
    • Level 2: Primary Education
    • Level 3: Lower Secondary Education
    • Level 4: Upper Secondary Education
    • Level 5: Post-Secondary Education
    • Level 6: University/Bachelor Degree Level
    • Level 7: Master Degree Level
    • Level 8: Doctoral Degree Level
    • Level 9: Other Education
18. What was classification of Industry in 2009 of National Statistical Office?
Thailand Standard Industrial Classification: TSIC 2009 is used by the NSO, classified as the followings :
    • Group A. Agriculture, forestry and fishing
    • Group B. Mining and quarrying   
    • Group C. Manufacturing
    • Group D. Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
    • Group E. Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
    • Group F. Construction​
    • Group H. Transportation and storage
    • Group I. Accommodation and food service activities
    • ​Group J. Information and communication    
    • Group K. Financial and insurance activities
    • Group L. Real estate activities
    • Group M. Professional, scientific and technical activities
    • Group N. Administrative and support service activities
    • Group O. Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
    • Group P. Education
    • Group Q. Human health and social work activities
    • Group R. Arts, entertainment and recreation
    • Group S. Other service activities
    • Group T. Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods and services-producing activities of households for own use
    • ​Group U. Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies