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.

The Isle of Man Population Atlas had two successful print runs but is now out of print.

Many thanks

Paul Craine

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The Population Challenges in 12 slides
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The Cabinet Office published a 'white paper' at the end of February 2018 entitled 'Meeting our Population Challenges. These challenges are identified as: i) the first fall in population for 30 years ii) the declining numbers of births iii) the net emigration of young people and iv) the growing numb…

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The 2016 Census. Part 3 - population decline
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The 2016 Census Report recorded the first drop in the population of the Isle of Man since 1986. It may not have come as a complete surprise, but it still came as a shock. The economy of the Isle of Man is in its 4th decade of continuous economic growth, having not experienced recession since 1983/8…

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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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