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Phuket people 'least happy' in Southern Thailand, says poll

PHUKET: Phuket has more unhappy people than anywhere else in Southern Thailand, and the world is about to officially report it, according a recent survey conducted by the Prince of Songkla University (PSU) last month.

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Saturday 30 July 2016, 06:01PM


As part of its ongoing series of regular surveys, the PSU’s Academic Outreach Centre (AOC) in Hat Yai conducted its very first “Happiness of the Communities” survey for Southern Thailand in June.

The results have been forwarded to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) for inclusion in the global World Happiness Report update for 2016. (See here.)

The AOC poll result showed that residents of Satun, south of Phuket, as the happiest people in the South, while residents in global tourism destination Phuket rated the least happy of all 14 southern provinces.

People living in Satun recorded an overall index score of 3.2595, compared with Phuket’s measly 2.9850, far below the average for the region: 3.1247.

According the results posted, the eight “happiest” provinces, in descending order, are: Satun, Songkla, Patthalung, Phang Nga, Narathiwat, Chumphon, Pattani and Surat Thani.

At the bottom, ranking above Phuket, are Nakhon Sri Thammarat and Ranong.

Even strife-torn Yala scored higher, ranking 11th on the index, one place below Krabi.

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In ages, the happiest people are aged 26-29, while children under 12 are the least happy.

In employment, people who work for the government are the happiest, while housekeepers say they are the least happy.

The poll results have been submitted for inclusion in the World Happiness Report 2016, which currently ranks Thailand at number 33 of 156 countries ranked in terms of happiness, one place below France but one place above Saudi Arabia.

According to the global report, Denmark is the happiest place on Earth, while Burundi people are the least happy on the planet. Second from bottom is Syria.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was commissioned by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012 to mobilize scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector to support practical problem solving for sustainable development at local, national, and global scales. The SDSN operates national and regional networks of knowledge institutions, solution-focused thematic networks, and is building SDSNedu, an online university for sustainable development.

For more information, visit WorldHappiness.Report.

For the World Happiness Report 2016 | Volume I, click here.

 

 

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Joe12 | 01 August 2016 - 18:12:40

Kurt..."the follow up?" The overall survey is a measure of the state of global happiness. World experts such as in economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy use the results to assess the progress of nations, so it's a survey not solely confined to Thailand. It's a bit more complicated than defining "Happy and Unhappy." But then again, you are more than happy to be in the twilight zone.

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Kurt | 01 August 2016 - 07:48:21

I am not surprised by the outcome of this survey.
For thai people from other provinces who come to work in Phuket to make a living and support family in home towns life on Phuket is not easy.
Many earn low salaries, have to pay high phuket room rents, than some money to home town, and they themselves live on the edge of poverty, just enough to eat.
Managers who have no clue about management, but can cancel their employees day off as it comes without compensation, etc, etc.

That people working in the government are the happiest, sure, no wonder.
Just walk in any Obor Tor or Tabian Baan office and see how happy they sit behind their empty desks, waiting for orders.
Salary, pension, 5 day working week, holidays + many extra public holidays.

The differences between thai working in thai government and  the thai working in private exploiting tourist industry are 'eminent'.

A good thai survey by PSU. 
Now the follow up (?), or is it just like this and nothing happens any further?
The difference between Happy and Unhappy.

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