Alderney’s population up by 29 in a year

ALDERNEY’S population has gone up.

Pic by Adrian Miller 29-10-15Alderney aerial

The latest census information shows that at the end of March 2016 the island’s population was 2,035, compared with 2,006 the year before, giving a net increase of 29 people.

Policy and Finance chairman James Dent said the population rise was welcome news.

‘Hopefully, we are turning a corner,’ he said.

‘Alderney is a fantastic place to live and work and the States will continue to do everything it can to sustain it.’

For the first time since 2008, deaths did not exceed births, with 16 of each in 2016.

In 2015, there were eight births and 22 deaths.

There is always a significant number of people moving in and out of Alderney.

The number of people who moved to Alderney in 2016 was 211, while 182 moved away.

That compares with 2011 when 208 people left and 157 people moved in.

It means that the total population increase for 2016 was 1.5%, the largest rise since the rolling electronic census began four years ago.