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Data yardstick gives Island overview

Isle of Man in Numbers 2017 released

A statistical snapshot of the Isle of Man giving up-to-the-minute data in areas from house prices to farming, has been published.

The Cabinet Office says Isle of Man in Numbers 2017 contains the most comprehensive information available - and will help guide the decisions of government.  

The data's been gathered by the Economic Affairs Division under five broad headings: the economy, income and expenditure, society, culture, and environment and infrastructure.

In its 78 pages, the report presents ball-park data in areas of public interest, although there is no analysis or interpretation of the figures.

The Island's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by 5% in the year to 2015, standing at £4.5 billion.

Median weekly earnings in June 2016 were £537, the average wage was £685, while the buying a house in the Island would set you back an average  £271,000.

There are 1,400 GPs in the Island with an average patient list of 1,870.

In the period 2012-14, infant mortality - a key indicator of the health of the entire population - was 2.4 per 1000 live births, compared to 4 in 1000 in the UK. 

Life expectancy is currently 79 for men and 83 for women, slightly higher than in the UK.

Of the 2,186 recorded crimes in the Island last year, exactly half were detected.

The report also covers drug seizures, fuel consumption, farming, the number of cars on the roads, passports issued, climate, greenhouse gas emissions - and more.

It's available to read on the economic affairs web page of www.gov.im

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