Island Population Rises To Over Half A Million
According to various reports in the media interim results of the latest census has put Phuket's population at 525,018.
Of this total 115,881 are foreigners according to an article in the Phuket Gazette.
Thailand's National Statistics Office will be releasing the final report in the future and greater demographics will be available.
Certainly the actual number of residents is estimated to exceed 1 million given a considerable transient work and visitor population and undocumented foreign laborers from Myanmar.