The Household Energy Consumption Survey
Division, Industrial and Business Statistics Branch,
Tel : (66) (2) 281-0333
ext. 1809-1811 Fax : 281-8617,282-5861
Statistical Office carried out the first two surveys of
Household Energy Consumption in 1984 and 1985, which was
requested by the Office of the National Economic and Social
Development Board (NESDB), at the same time of conducting the
Labor Force Survey. Since 1986 onwards, this survey was
supplemented to the Household Socio-Economic Survey which has
been conducted every 2 years (except in1988). This 2000 survey
is the nineth survey of this kind.
The objective of the
survey is to collect information on quantity and household
expenditures on fuel such as petroleum products, L.P.G. – cooking, electricity, charcoal and wood, etc. Since 1996
onwards, the data items would be only expenditure on fuel, not
||Average monthly fuel consumption expenditures per
household by type of fuel : 1990-2000|
fuel consumption expenditures per household by region :
fuel consumption expenditures per household by fuel,
region, and area : 2000|
fuel consumption expenditures per household by
socio-economic class of household, region and area :
expenditures and average monthly of fuel consumption
expenditures per household by region and area :
The survey covered all
private, non-institutional households residing permanently in
all areas throughout the country. However, it excluded that
part of the population living in transient hotels and rooming
houses, hostels, boarding schools, temples, military barracks,
prisons, welfare institutes, hospitals and other such
institutions. It also excluded households of foreign diplomats
and other temporary residents.
three-stage sample design was adopted for the survey since
1984 to 1986. The primary and secondary sampling units were
Amphoes and blocks (in municipal areas) or villages
(non-municipal areas) respectively. The private households
were the ultimate sampling units.
Since 1990 onwards, a
stratified two-stage sampling was adopted for the survey. The
primary sampling units were blocks for municipal areas and
were villages for non-municipal areas. The secondary sampling
units were private households.
The private sampled
households from the second stage of sampling came from the
listing of households in the blocks/villages (from the first
stage of sampling) which basic information of household, i.e.,
member of household members, occupation and work statue of
household members etc., were collected. These information was
used in classifying groups of household for sample selection
in each area, then, the sampled household would be enumerated.
Data Collection Method
By interviewing method.
The survey items are as
expenditure on petroleum products such as gasoline,
diesel, lubricating oil, kerosene, L.P.G. for cooking and
expenditure on other energy products such as charcoal,
wood and electricity.
As expenditure on energy
consumption of household varies from season to season,
therefore, all sampled households were divided equally into
twelve representative sub-samples so as to obtain data showing
the changes. Each sub-household group was interviewed for a
period of one month, normally starting from February to
January of the following year.
Publication of Survey
The survey results were
published for the whole kingdom level, data were classified by
region and area. The latest publication of the 1998 survey
will be released in 1999.