Island's population increases

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


THE PROPORTION of pensioners on the Isle of Wight remains far higher than other parts of the country according to the latest Census.

According to data released following the 2011 Census, released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this week, the overall population rose by 5,569.

The ONS said the number of 'usual residents’ rose from 132,731 in 2001 to an estimated 138,300 in 2011, based on Census returns.

That was lower than previous estimates which suggested the Island’s population in 2010 was 140,500.

The figures showed the number of youngsters aged 14 and under as a percentage of the population fell from 17 per cent to 15.1 per cent.

According to the 2011 Census, the number of 15 to 64 year olds rose marginally from 60.6 per cent to 61 per cent, while the number of people aged 65 or over rose from 22.4 per cent to 23.8 per cent of the total population.

In the South East, the proportion of 65 and overs was 17.2 per cent and nationally the proportion was 16.4 per cent.

Scroll down to view the ONS data, collated by the Isle of Wight Council.

Isle of Wight Census 2011


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by geoffrey clynch

18th July 2012, at 18:58:15

To Sue Birch of BRADING, this total riding roughshod over the wishes of the residents is widespread all over the Island, we have just had the same disgusting ignorance of our wishes in Shanklin with the County ground, some in the council are doing what they are ordered to do to reach targets, no matter what we residents say, these houses are part of the councils "CORE STRATEGY" of enforced building of 10,400 houses and 27 GYPSY pitches, for the overflow of immigrants from the mainland. all residents committees should unite and fight the council as one group to be heard, or as you have found out you WILL be ignored

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by geoffrey clynch

18th July 2012, at 18:37:11

The Islands population will continue to grow faster, the more of the council builds as part of their "Core Strategy" 10,400 new dwellings and 27 Gypsy pitches, majority of which will be for Immigrants of all types not just Polish, for the overflow from London and other major cities, we will end up like a Birmingham or London

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by david walker

18th July 2012, at 16:34:07

teenage pregnancies!

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by Terry Dalley

18th July 2012, at 15:53:17

How many were Polish in this count I wonder .

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by Don Prescott

18th July 2012, at 15:35:38

So the true figure for over 65s Islanders is less than 24%.
Makes a change from reading the usual guesswork garbage from the usual guesswork suspects.

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