Statistical information Isle of Man 1992Isle%20of%20Man

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Isle of Man - Introduction 1992
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Background: Part of the Norwegian Kingdom of the Hebrides until the 13th century when it was ceded to Scotland the isle came under the British crown in 1765. Current concerns include reviving the almost extinct Manx Celtic language.

Isle of Man - Geography 1992
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Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Total: 588 km²
Land: 588 km²
Comparative: slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: none

Coastline: 113 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 3 nm
Disputes: none

Climate: cool summers and mild winters; humid; overcast about half the time

Terrain: hills in north and south bisected by central valley


Natural resources: lead, iron ore
Land use

Land use:
arable land: NA%; permanent crops: NA%; meadows and pastures
NA%; forest and woodland NA%; other NA%; extensive arable land: and forests

Irrigated land

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards


Isle of Man - People 1992
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Population: 64,068 (July 1992), growth rate 0.1% (1992)

Nationality: noun - Manxman, Manxwoman; adjective - Manx

Ethnic groups: native Manx of Norse-Celtic descent; British

Languages: English, Manx Gaelic

Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian,
Society of Friends

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate: 11 births/1000 population (1992)

Death rate: 14 deaths/1000 population (1992)

Net migration rate: 4 migrants/1000 population (1992)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: strong westerly winds prevail
Current issues note:
located in Irish Sea equidistant from England, Scotland, and

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 9 deaths/1000 live births (1992)

Life expectancy at birth: 72 years male, 78 years female (1992)

Total fertility rate: 1.8 children born/woman (1992)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access


Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: NA% (male NA%, female NA%) but compulsory education ages 5 to 16

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Isle of Man - Government 1992
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Country name
Conventional long form: none

Government type: British crown dependency

Capital: Douglas

Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (British crown dependency)

National holiday: Tynwald Day, 5 July

Constitution: 1961, Isle of Man Constitution Act

Legal system: English law and local statute

International law organization participation


Suffrage: universal at age 21
House of Keys: last held in 1991 (next to be held NA 1996); results - percent of vote NA; no party system; seats - (24 total) independents 24

Executive branch:
British monarch, lieutenant governor, prime minister,
Executive Council (cabinet)

Legislative branch:
bicameral Tynwald consists of an upper house or
Legislative Council and a lower house or House of Keys

Judicial branch: High Court of Justice

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation: none
Diplomatic representation: none (British crown dependency)

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Isle%20of%20Man: red with the Three Legs of Man emblem (

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Isle of Man - Economy 1992
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Economy overview: Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism are key sectors of the economy. The government's policy of offering incentives to high-technology companies and financial institutions to locate on the island has paid off in expanding employment opportunities in high-income industries. As a result, agriculture and fishing, once the mainstays of the economy, have declined in their shares of GNP. Banking now contributes over 20% to GNP and manufacturing about 15%. Trade is mostly with the UK.
GNP: exchange rate conversion - $490 million, per capita $7,573; real growth rate NA% (1988)

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: cereals and vegetables; cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry

Industries: an important offshore financial center; financial services, light manufacturing, tourism

Industrial production growth rate: growth rate NA%

Labor force: 25,864 (1981)
Organized labor: 22 labor unions patterned along British lines
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 1.5% (1988)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues $130.4 million; expenditures $114.4 million, including capital expenditures of $18.1 million (FY85 est.)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $NA
Commodoties: tweeds, herring, processed shellfish, meat
Partners: UK

Imports: $NA
Commodoties: timber, fertilizers, fish
Partners: UK

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates:
Manx pounds (#M) per US$1 - 0.5799 (March 1992), 0.5652 (1991), 0.5603 (1990), 0.6099 (1989), 0.5614 (1988), 0. 6,102 (1987); the
Manx pound is at par with the British pound

Isle of Man - Energy 1992
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 61,000 kW capacity; 190 million kWh produced, 2,930 kWh per capita (1989)

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Isle of Man - Communication 1992
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Isle of Man - Military 1992
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Isle of Man - Transportation 1992
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1 total; 1 usable with permanent-surface runway 1,220-2,439 m

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine:
79 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,436,196
GRT/2,479,432 DWT; includes 12 cargo, 7 container, 10 roll-on/roll-off, 30 petroleum tanker, 4 chemical tanker, 5 liquefied gas, 11 bulk; note - a captive register of the United Kingdom, although not all ships on the register are British owned

Ports and terminals

Isle of Man - Transnational issues 1992
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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