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Number of births on the Isle of Man continues to decline

Population 'vulnerable' as figures fall over the past decade

The number of births on the Isle of Man continued to decline throughout 2020.

That's despite predictions of a second 'baby boom'.

Figures have fallen by 35% over the past decade - 660 babies were born last year compared to in 2010 when that number surpassed 1,000.

Paul Craine is the author of 'The Isle of Man Population Atlas' and calls it a 'baby bust':

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