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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Population estimates before the 2021 Census results
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2021 Census The Isle of Man’s 2021 Census took place at the end of May and work is underway to collate responses from more than 35,000 households. Approximately 75% of the forms were completed online, so the processing time should be shorter than for the previous census in 2016. There are three key…

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Births have fallen for a tenth consecutive year
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The fall in the number of births in the Isle of Man shows no signs of coming to an end. The graph below shows that the decline in the number of babies being born (the red line) has now extended to a tenth consecutive year. In 2020, just 660 births were notified to the General Registry (down from 71…

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Population climbs back to 2011 level - or does it?
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The latest Government population estimate, provided by the Economic Affairs Division, shows that the population of the Isle of Man reached over 84,500 at the end of September 2020. This might be good news. It suggests that, after 9 and a half years, the Island’s population may have finally climbed…

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School rolls show no growth since the last census
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In April 2016, a few weeks prior to the 2016 Census count, an analysis of school rolls data provided one of the first indications that the Isle of Man’s population was in decline. A graph in the Isle of Man Population Atlas showed how school yeargroups had been shrinking as they passed up through t…

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June 2020: total population down - 65 years and over population up
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A written answer in the Tynwald Hansard on 15 September 2020 indicated that the production of the quarterly Comin reports was being suspended for a period of time, initially 12 months. The reason given was that the Economic Recovery Group (1) would be receiving a monthly ‘dashboard’ about the perfo…

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Proposed Census delay
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The news that next year’s Isle of Man census could be delayed by a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic (Isle of Man Examiner 7 July 2020) is a cause for concern. It seems that this proposal has been made because of a shortage of resources in the Economic Affairs Division of the Cabinet Office and…

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