Latest Population Estimate - 85,056
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The latest quarterly economic report to the Council of Ministers (covering April - June 2016) was published last week. For the second time, the report included a population estimate or, more accurately, an estimate of population movement based on what the report refers to as 'GP Capitation numbers…

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The population debate has begun
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The final chapter of the Population Atlas refers to a motion placed before Tynwald in April 2015 that led to a call for a debate on population policy. That debate still needs to happen. Government has established an Enterprise Development Scheme which has, as one of its aims, a growth of 500-1,000…

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Population growth debate
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At a Chamber of Commerce briefing in August 2016, House of Keys candidates were told of the Chamber’s wish to see the Island’s population grow to 100,000 by 2026. This would amount to a growth of 15,000 residents (nearly 18%) in ten years. This is much more ambitious than the estimates behind the E…

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