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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Births in the Isle of Man in 2019 were over 30% lower than in 2010
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The 2019 figures for births and deaths in the Isle of Man showed a decline in the number of births for the ninth consecutive year. In 2010, the total number of babies born on the Island peaked at 1,023. Last year the number of births registered was just 710. Births have fallen by 30.6% in 9 years.…

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Update on population - June 2019
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There has been a technical delay publishing the Q2 COMIN Report - but I have obtained data from the Economic Affairs Division in advance relating to the number of people registered with a GP and the population estimates for June 2019. The graph above shows the population estimates for June 2019. Th…

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Isle of Man: population changes since the 2016 Census
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The graphs and commentary below provide an update on what has happened to the population of the Isle of Man since the 2016 Census. It is three years since the 2016 Census recorded that three decades of continuous population growth had come to an end. The Island’s population had fallen by almost 1,2…

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