The 'biggest threat to the social and economic future of the Isle of Man… (is) the demographic reality that our nation is growing older'. —Is that view confirmed by the 2016 Census?

Introducing the Isle of Man Population Atlas

The Isle of Man Population Atlas captures and presents the population of the Isle of Man through more than 130 imaginative maps and graphs and offers an authoritative commentary on a wide range of population issues.

This website complements the information in the Atlas. Many of the maps and graphs from the Atlas have been made available here for use in accordance with copyright. This site will be used to publish new and updated information from the 2016 Census as the results become available. If you have an interest in the Isle of Man or population issues, the Atlas itself contains much more information and commentary for you to enjoy and digest.

Full copies of the Isle of Man Population Atlas are available from the Lexicon Bookshop in Douglas and the Bridge Bookshop in Port Erin.

You can purchase a copy of the Atlas here at £15 + £4 postage and packing by following the PayPal Buy Now button below.

Many thanks

Paul Craine

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The 2016 Census. Part 2 - population ageing
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The report on the 2016 Isle of Man Census was published on 9 March 2017 and will be laid before Tynwald at this week's sitting (21 March). The report showed that the population of the Isle of Man had aged even faster than anticipated, with both lower than expected birth rates and net emigration of…

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The 2016 Census. Part 1 - the impact of reduced births
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The IOM 2016 Census was published on 9 March 2017. This is the first of a series of blogs covering some of the main issues raised by the census. Statistics for births in the Isle of Man are published annually. The recent decline in the number of births was introduced in the Population Atlas and has…

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'Birthrate Time Bomb' (Isle of Man Examiner, 24 January 2017)
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A blog posted on this website last week ('Number of births falls by another 3.4%') has received coverage on Manx Radio and 3FM as well as in the Isle of Man Examiner. Today's front page article in the Examiner carried the headline: 'Birthrate Time Bomb' (Adrian Darbyshire, Isle of Man Examiner, 24…

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Number of births falls by another 3.4%
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Data provided, on request, by the Economic Affairs Unit this week shows that in 2016 the number of births in the Isle of Man fell for the sixth consecutive year. After peaking at 1,023 in 2010, births have fallen very sharply to 758, the lowest number of births in the Isle of Man since 1987. This a…

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