Male expat workers outnumber female expat workers on Phuket by more that three to one, the new figures show.
Labor Officer senior officer Puang Songnam said that Phuket currently has 6947 expats with work permits, 5201 males and 1746 females.
Of those, the vast majority are in two of Phuket's three regions, with 3599 in Muang district, 2351 in Kathu district (which takes in Patong) and 997 in Thalang district.
By nationality, the figures break down as follows:
Expats working on Phuket do not reflect the nationalities of tourists with Chinese, Russians and Australians dominating travellers to Phuket.
Estimates of the number of expats living on Phuket run as high as 30,000.