Research article


Arpaporn Sookhom, Kittachet Krivart

Online First: November 21, 2022

The objectives of this research were to determine the number, distribution, and duration of inhabitants of the latent population, and to examine the impact of travel, migration objectives, and problems in the use of public services by latent populations on the Public service organization of Pattaya City, using a quantitative research method using the Census method among the latent population entering the establishments/organizations, 6,233 establishments, in 6 categories, consisting of; (1) shopping centers and department stores, (2) resort hotels and guesthouses, (3) massage parlors and spas, (4) schools and colleges, (5) government agencies and state enterprises, and (6) places Small operators are divided into 4 districts according to the constituencies of the Pattaya City Council. The results showed that the latent population in the Pattaya area was 246,240 people, with the greatest distribution in survey area 2, followed by survey area 4. Most have a period of residence of five years or more and have a rather high tendency to permanent migration. The population destination for work/study trips is most embedded in the two surveyed areas. This has caused an impact on the provision of public traffic services on Sukhumvit Road and the road connecting the east and west side of Sukhumvit Road where traffic congestion will occur both in the morning and in the evening. It was also found that most of the latent population had migration objectives for general labor and trading, which caused problems in job competition and trade competition with the local people. Because at present 77,736 people come to work as general contractors, and trade as many as 40,615 people. As for problems in the use of public services by latent populations that affect the provision of public services in Pattaya, they consist of; (1) Economic problems include job scrambling, competition in trade with local people, and high cost of living. (2) Infrastructure problems include problems with water quality and communication network efficiency. And (3) social problems such as drug problems, crime problems, and prostitution problems.


Impact of Latent Populations; Provision of Public Services; Pattaya City