Government figures show how the proportion of Isle of Man residents born in other parts of the world has changed since the early 1970s.
In 1971, 804 people, or 1.5 per cent of the population, were born in countries outside Europe.
By 2006, there were over 3,300 'non-Europeans', representing over four per cent of Isle of Man residents.
A breakdown of the most recent figures shows about eleven hundred people from Africa and the Middle East, about twelve hundred from Asia and a figure approaching 900 from the Americas, Australasia and elsewhere.
The information was provided by Treasury Minister Allan Bell (pictured), in a written reply to a question from Rushen MHK Juan Watterson.