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Falklands' population better off, healthier and happier than when the 2012 Census

Wednesday, March 8th 2017 - 10:39 UTC
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The Falklands population continues to grow, is generally better off, healthier and happy with the roof over their heads, than four years ago when the last Census was conducted. Maeve Daly, Statistics and Performance Officer of FIG’s Policy Unit presented the ‘headlines’ of the latest Census, at a Public Meeting last week. Read full article


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  • darragh

    Cue Think et al to say that it's all lies!!!!

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • golfcronie

    A very comprehensive census, well done the FALKLAND ISLANDERS.

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Caledon

    Good news.Well done.

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Major

    And everyone of them better off than the middle class Argentines

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think


    I “Think” I will wait to comment on ths until the full report gets published by the Policy Unit by the end of March...

    A little detail I coudn't help noticing..., though...
    Article says...:
    “...there were also 44 other nationalities, representing 286 people. Of these, Zimbabwean was the largest, with 74, then Filipino with 51...”

    I say...:
    - “74 Zimbabweans”...?
    “Did they count them demining kaffirs too...?
    Are they being counted as ”Permanent Residents“ now...?
    Do they remove their hats and place them under their armtips before entering Puerto Estanley as it was customary in good old Rhodesia...?
    - ”51 Filipino” (women)...?
    Ya mean them 51 “mail order brides” from the Philippines...?
    Juppppppppp.... The strict implementation of the Engrish Animal Welfare Legislation by the new Engrish Chief Superintendent in Malvinas must have hit some Island males hard...
    They had to find “new ways”...
    Be careful of scammers though... me dear Kelpers... Conservative statistics say ~40-50%
    But don't take me word for it... Google it...
    Cue word...: Faroe Islands...

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Rufus


    If your country scatters of the order 26,000 landmines on it's neighbour in a failed war of aggression it doesn't get to complain about the nationality of the deminers.

    As for the Filipinos, I believe that the policy is to survey everyone on the Falklands that day, and there was at least one fishing boat in that day. Or it might be that there are Filipino medical personnel at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mr. Rufus...
    You can count whoever you want..., lad...
    But that ain't making them “Residents”... is it...?
    What's next...? Census in January, counting 3,000 visiting cruise tourist...?

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Jo Bloggs

    Don't get excited Think. Nobody's claiming that the Zimbies are part of our population. Nice try but as usual you're simply trying to distort the info. That is of course unless you understand it better when the full report comes out. Would you like me to send you a copy or is The Policy Unit sending it to you?

    Poor old Think.

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. Bloggs...
    No need to spend money on expensive stamps...
    You can leave me a copy at Celia's...

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • darragh

    Like I said - cue Think et al to say it's all lies!!!!!!!!

    Mar 08th, 2017 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    LOL. Apparently Think, some of those Zimbabwean deminers concluded that life in the British Falklands was preferable to life in Zimbabwe. Applied for leave to stay. Moved their families too. Go figure :-)

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Islander1

    Think- Roger explains. A number of Zimbabwean families now live here and they are welcome members of our islands community. They make effort to become part-of islands life and integrate.
    Filipinos- men and women here- we are not all old lechers like you!

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    Think, your country is full of Ities Spaniards Krauts and Skandis, why are you criticizing the Falklands Islands? A multicultural society that actually works unlike yours.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think


    Quite interesting Colonial societal experiment you are having at them windblown Islands..., laddies...
    First them Shileans & Saints to clean ya Anglo Kelper toilets and serve ya your drinks...
    Later them Filipina mail order brides to satisfy the auld white Anglo lechers needs...
    Then them Rhodesian kaffers to satisfy the auld white Anglo cougars needs...

    And ya have the Chuzpah to say that ya ain't a Classic Anglo Colony...!?!

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • golfcronie

    Think there you are. Any more on the positives that Argentina can bring to the negociating table? I am awaiting a reply with bated breath.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    The census counts people present in the Islands on the day of the census. Figures are then adjusted separately for residents.

    Of course that doesn't prevent some sad people from trying to distort the truth.

    Wonder if you could apply this headline to any part of Argentina. I doubt it.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Kanye

    Think/voice demonstrates his inate vileness.

    Why do the Islander posters give him the respect of a civil reply?

    Why do they go to the trouble of a reply at all? He has no respect for anyone.

    Is it a cultural trait he is displaying?

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mr. GALlamoss

    You say...:
    “The census counts people present in the Islands on the day of the census. Figures are then adjusted separately for residents.
    Of course that doesn't prevent some sad people from trying to distort the truth.”

    I say...:
    You must be refering to the above article that states...:
    - ”The population of the Falkland Islands (usually resident individuals) was calculated to be 3,398, which is an increase of 16% on 2012.”

    A population increase of 16% in four years...?!?
    Geeeeeeeee...., lad... That would make them Islands the region with the fastest population increase in the whole planet....
    Do we believe that...!?!
    Do you...!?!

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Yeah, but that's less than 500 people. Hardly an extraordinary number.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • golfcronie

    Still not answering my question Tink ol son. What can Argentina bring to the negociating table that the FALKLANDERS could accept. Still waiting with bated breath

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree...

    Extraordinary enough..., when one knows that them Kelper chicks ain't no yearly calvers...
    And that permanent residencies are limited by administrative decree to ~40 a year...
    Somebody here is telling porkies..., and it ain't me...

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • golfcronie

    Sorry Tink can't wait forever, I take it that you agree by default that there is nothing that Argentina can put forward that the FALKLANDERS would agree to.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    How charming. The article says 'usually resident', if you are right about permanent residencies then I assume being usually resident does not require that.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Charming indeed..., Mr. DemonTree...

    We Patagonians like to use a direct, easily understandable language...
    In the good old days..., them Kelpers used to be the same way...
    Not anymore, it seems... “Usually resident individuals”... Pfff...

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    I'm sure if any pop in they will be happy to use some direct, easily understood language on you, Think. ;)

    The last UK Census defines 'usual resident' as anyone in the UK for 12 months or more, or anyone outside the UK for 12 months or less. That would include foreign students for example, it certainly doesn't require permanent residency. Maybe the FIG used a shorter time period that included the deminers?

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pytangua

    Great place for expats to live so can't we ship all Daily Mail and Sun readers to live there and stop moaning.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Skip

    Same number of people claim to be Argentinean as Australian.


    Yeah, let's concentrate on the number of Zimbabweans.

    I guess, considering Argentina's history, that none of those 5 Argentineans are likely to be black.

    Vastly different post-colonial history right there.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    What 'administrative decree' Think? And why would they want to limit the population when most already have 2 jobs? Decrees should be easy Think - got a link?

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 10:33 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    Think- Agree the 16% pop increase in just 4 years is a bit questionable- I suspect current pop figure correct- but several of us thought the count 4 yrs ago missed a few folks out as the static figure given then did not balance with increasing school class sizes, housing demand,retail goods sales etc.
    As for diverse ethnic origen- yes and the good thing here is- maybe because we are a small remote community or maybe just that we Islanders are friendly folks - but here all come together in a whole community - none of the divisions and ethnic and racial splits you see in other countries.

    Remember also a lot of these folks were on the electoral role at the Referendum- so people who are not British Passport holders- nor ever had been - voted to keep the Falklands as a British Territory - tough one for your side to swallow I guess.

    Mar 09th, 2017 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Skip

    In my experience, Argentineans don't have any trouble swallowing!

    Lies, that is!

    Mar 10th, 2017 - 06:46 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice

    Oh dear you are bad...Skip...

    Mar 10th, 2017 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    No link then Think?

    Mar 11th, 2017 - 08:36 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Hepatia

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Mar 12th, 2017 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse +2

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