The population of the Isle of Wight has increased by more than 2,000 in the last 10 years, recent figures from the 2021 Census have revealed.

According to the ONS there were 59,597,300 people living in England and Wales on 21 March 2021, the day of the latest census.

This is over 3.5 million more (6.3%) than in 2011 and is the largest census population ever recorded.

On the island, the population size has increased by 1.5%, from 138,265 in 2011 to 140,400 in 2021.

This is much lower than the overall increase for England, which stands at 6.6%, where the population grew by nearly 3.5 million to 56,489,800.

Isle of Wight County Press: Cornwall saw a population increase since the last Census (PA)Cornwall saw a population increase since the last Census (PA)

The number of households on the Isle of Wight in 2011 stood at 61,085. In the 2021 census this figure had risen to 64,800 - an increase of 6.1%.

How Isle of Wight census data is broken down

Looking at the division of age groups on the Isle of Wight, people aged between 15 and 64 make up just over half of the population (56.9%), those aged 65 years and over make up 29.3% of the population, while children younger that 15 years account for just 14% of the population.

When will further data be released for Census 2021?

Data from the 2021 census for England and Wales will be published in stages over the next two years, the ONS said.

Future releases will include figures on ethnicity, religion, the labour market, education and housing plus – for the first time – information on UK armed forces veterans, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Full data for the Census 2021 can be found on the website here.