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Population
Center of patongOfficial population, as of April, 2002, was 264,800. However, this figure only covers those people who are registered as living in Phuket.

Phuket' s attraction as a center of economic activity has resulted in many living on the island whose registration is elsewhere.


The total population of Phuket varies considerably depending on the time of year, though it is never less than the figure given above.