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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'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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