The Falkland Islands government Policy and Economic Unit has released the 2016 Census Report (*) which indicates that the total number of people counted in the Islands on census night, 9 October 2016, was 3,354. This figure includes visitors to the Islands and people who are not normally resident in the country, for example tourists or crew on vessels in Falklands waters on census night.
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.
The Falkland Islands will be holding its national census on Sunday. The previous census in 2012, revealed that the Falklands population was 2.840, of which 75% lived in Stanley and 57% identified themselves as Falkland Islanders. Censuses happen every 5 years and participation in the Census is required by law.