Census a week tonight
Island residents preparing to fill-in their census forms should enter 'British' as their nationality - however strong their Manx identity.
Members of the public have questioned why 'Manx' isn't included as an option on the forms, which have arrived in homes ahead of census night, a week today (Sunday, April 24).
Isle of Man residents' nationality, as recognised by international law, should be given as British: Manx describes a national identity.
Chief Minister Allan Bell says passports issued in the Isle of Man recognise residents as having British legal status.
He says that doesn't detract from the strong Manx identity he and fellow countrymen hold dear: