National Statistical Office is responsible
for conducting the national censuses and surveys.
All of the statistical information form our
censuses and surveys as well as statistical
information from other agencies are available
at the central office in Bangkok.
At present most of the information are still
in the publication form which is not convenience
to use. The new modern technology are the introduce
- The data base that contain
the information on census and survey project
conduct by NSO.
- The statistical Information
- The publication in
the floppy disk form.
- The sample data in
the floppy disk and the computer tape form.
There are still problems on using the floppy
disk and the computer tape since they have their
age. We have to keep testing the data tape and
the floppy disk and back up. To test quite a
lot of tape from many surveys and censuss take
a lot of time, it is costly for both the
computer time and continue replaceing with the
new tape and floppy disk.
The data base has some disavantage, as many
of our surveys are continuing survey, which
means that recent data will be added on the
data base. The data base become
too large, and if we replace the recent data
over the previous one, we seem to loose the
With these problems we are thinking of using
CD-ROM in keeping the data rather than the tape
or the floppy disk, for the census by
- The raw data of short
form and the long form questionnaires along
with the sample data will be recorded in the
- The detail information
in the table form that used to be in the print
out form in the last census will be kept in
CD-ROM in the form of either the table form
that can be retrieved by using the index search,
or either by the data base form.
We do not have experience in CD-ROM. We hope
that if Thailand will be one of the pilot country
we would rather imply the technology in the
use of CD-ROM for recording the census and surveys