Statistical information Isle of Man 2001Isle%20of%20Man

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Isle of Man - Introduction 2001
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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 2001
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Location: Western Europe island in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland

Geographic coordinates: 54 15 N 4 30 W

Map referenceEurope

Total: 572 km²
Land: 572 km²
Water: 0 km²
Comparative: slightly more than three times the size of Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 160 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM
Territorial sea: 12 NM

Climate: cool summers and mild winters; temperate; overcast about one-third of the time

Terrain: hills in north and south bisected by central valley

Extremes lowest point: Irish Sea 0 m
Extremes highest point: Snaefell 621 m

Natural resources: none
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 9%
Permanent crops: 0%
Permanent pastures: 46%
Forests and woodland: 6%
Other: 39% (includes 25% mountain and heathland)

Irrigated land: 0 km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: NA

Note: one small islet the Calf of Man lies to the southwest and is a bird sanctuary

Isle of Man - People 2001
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Population: 73,489 (July 2001 est.)
Growth rate: 0.52% (2001 est.)
Below poverty line: NA%

Noun: Manxman (men), Manxwoman (women)
Adjective: Manx

Ethnic groups: Manx (Norse-Celtic descent) Briton

Languages: English Manx Gaelic

Religions: Anglican Roman Catholic Methodist Baptist Presbyterian Society of Friends

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure
0-14 years: 17.51% (male 6,562; female 6,306)
15-64 years: 65.19% (male 24,061; female 23,845)
65 years and over: 17.3% (male 5,076; female 7,639) (2001 est.)

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 0.52% (2001 est.)

Birth rate: 11.58 births/1000 population (2001 est.)

Death rate: 11.84 deaths/1000 population (2001 est.)

Net migration rate: 5.44 migrant(s)/1000 population (2001 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: waste disposal (both household and industrial); transboundary air pollution

Air pollutants

Sex ratio
At birth: 1.05 male/female
Under 15 years: 1.04 male/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male/female
65 years and over: 0.66 male/female
Total population: 0.94 male/female (2001 est.)

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 6.42 deaths/1000 live births (2001 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 77.64 years
Male: 74.26 years
Female: 81.2 years (2001 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.65 children born/woman (2001 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Adult prevalence rate: NA%
People living with hivaids: NA
Deaths: NA

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Definition: NA
Total population: NA%
Male: NA%
Female: NA%

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Isle of Man - Government 2001
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Isle of Man

Government type: parliamentary democracy

Capital: Douglas

Administrative divisions: there are 24 local authorities each with its own elections

Dependent areas

Independence: none (British crown dependency)

National holiday: Tynwald Day 5 July

Constitution: unwritten; note - The Isle of Man Constitution Act 1961 does not embody the Manx Constitution

Legal system: English common law and Manx statute

International law organization participation


Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state: Lord of Mann Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor His Excellency Sir Timothy DAUNT (since 27 October 1995)
Head of government: Chief Minister Donald GELLING (since 3 December 1996)
Cabinet: Council of Ministers
Elections: the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor appointed by the monarch for a five-year term; the Chief Minister is elected by the Tynwald; election last held 3 December 1996 (next to be held NA 2001)
Election results: Donald GELLING elected chief minister by the Tynwald

Legislative branch
Elections: House of Keys - last held 21 November 1996 (next to be held NA November 2001)
Election results: House of Keys - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - independents 24

Judicial branch: High Court of Justice (justices are appointed by the Lord Chancellor of England on the nomination of the lieutenant governor)

Political parties and leaders: there is no party system; members sit as independents

International organization participation: none

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (British crown dependency)
From the us: none (British crown dependency)

Flag descriptionflag of Isle%20of%20Man: red with the Three Legs of Man emblem (Trinacria) in the center; the three legs are joined at the thigh and bent at the knee; in order to have the toes pointing clockwise on both sides of the flag a two-sided emblem is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Isle of Man - Economy 2001
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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 GDP. Banking and other services now contribute 42% to GDP. Trade is mostly with the UK. The Isle of Man enjoys free access to EU markets.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: 13.5% (1999 est.)

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: 1%
Industry: 9%
Services: 90% (1999 est.)

Agriculture products: cereals vegetables; cattle sheep pigs poultry

Industries: financial services light manufacturing tourism

Industrial production growth rate: 3.2% (FY96/97)

Labor force: 36,610 (1998)
By occupation: agriculture forestry and fishing 3% manufacturing 11% construction 10% transport and communication 8% wholesale and retail distribution 11% professional and scientific services 18% public administration 6% banking and finance 18% tourism 2% entertainment and catering 3% miscellaneous services 10%
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 0.6% (August 2000)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line: NA%

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share
Lowest 10: NA%
Highest 10: NA%

Distribution of family income gini index

Revenues: $485 million
Expenditures: $463 million, including capital expenditures of $N/A (FY00/01 est.)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices: 2.5% (2000 est.)

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: $N/A
Commodities: tweeds herring processed shellfish beef lamb
Partners: UK

Imports: $N/A
Commodities: timber fertilizers fish
Partners: UK

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $N/A

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Manx pounds per US dollar - 0.6764 (January 2001) 0.6596 (2000) 0.6180 (1999) 0.6037 (1998) 0.6106 (1997) 0.6403 (1996); the Manx pound is at par with the British pound

Isle of Man - Energy 2001
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Electricity access

Electricity production

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 2001
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular: NA

Telephone system
General assessment: NA
Domestic: landline, telefax, mobile cellular telephone system
International: fiber-optic cable, microwave radio relay, satellite earth station, submarine cable

Broadcast media

Internet country code: .im

Internet users: NA

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Isle of Man - Military 2001
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Isle of Man - Transportation 2001
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1 (2000 est.)
With paved runways total: 1
With paved runways 15-24 to 2437 m: 1 (2000 est.)

Airports with paved runways
Total: 1
15-24 to 2437 m: 1 (2000 est.)

Airports with unpaved runways



Total: 68.5 km (43.5 km electrified)


Waterways: none

Merchant marine
Total: 157 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 4,917,402 GRT/8,333,858 DWT
Ships by type: bulk 27, cargo 13, chemical tanker 11, combination bulk 3, container 20, liquefied gas 13, petroleum tanker 43, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 18, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 5
Note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Belgium 1, Denmark 1, Germany 1, Netherlands 1, Sweden 1, UK 3 (2000 est.)

Ports and terminals

Isle of Man - Transnational issues 2001
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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