2016 Population & Housing Census Pre-Report

January 29, 2018

Bermuda’s population decreased to 63,779; the median age of the population increased to 44 years; the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7%; and the number of dwelling units increased to 28,192.

These statistics are contained in the 2016 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report, which was compiled by the Department of Statistics, and released today.

Minister of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo said, “This report presents the preliminary results of the 2016 Census of Population and Housing which was launched on Census Day Friday, May 20, 2016.

“It contains highlights, concepts and definitions, and brief analyses of the data contained within the tables. It also draws comparisons with the 2010 Census results.”

2016 Population and Housing Census Pre-Report Bermuda Jan 2018

Some of the 2010-2016 highlights, which are also outlined in the attached info graphic include:

  • The population decreased to 63,779.
  • The sex ratio increased to 93 males per 100 females.
  • The median age of the population increased to 44 years.
  • The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7%.
  • The number of dwelling units increased to 28,192.
  • The average household size declined to 2.26 persons per household.

The 18-page Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report follows below [PDF here]

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  1. campervan says:

    Falling Res pop. Increasing # of retired (non working) citizens. More dwelling units (more empty) = disaster in the making.
    Get on it PLP.

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    It takes a year & a half to compile the statistics for a little town of 63,000 people. Good grief! What are those people doing in that department?

  3. Stephen Thomson says:

    Falling resident population is one of the most critical issue facing Bermuda . No business or country can grow with a falling client base or population. Additionally, our population is aging which means less tax payers.
    Bermuda must increase immigration and attract more foreigners to come and live and work in Bermuda.
    If we do not, the consequences are massive for those that remain.

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      Bermuda is in the top ten countries with the highest population density. The unemployment rate is still 7% while America’s and UK’s are around 4% which makes Bermuda unsustainable for a population influx. Thousand of Bermudian’s have left because of the lack of job and growth opportunities and still, there are a massive 13 THOUSAND PLUS foreign workers in Bermuda. Those Bermudians who were pushed out of the country still have Bermudian status, Stephen. They still have first rights to Bermuda and should be enticed to come back before enticing more foreigners. More foreigners will just increase the number of remittances already in the millions that get sent out of the island yearly. This chart is not correctly done but anyone who can do the math can see that the younger generation is higher in population than the aging. The chart should have had the percentage of 0-17 so to accurately account for the percent that will be joining the workforce.

      If business owners want a higher client base than they should get on the government about gouging everyone with taxes and they, in turn, should stop gouging their clients and offer goods and services at reasonable prices. In Bermuda our payroll taxes go one way straight to the government coffers while other countries offer tax returns to those who need them to make ends meet.

  4. Zevon says:

    They aren’t picking up the trash. Why haven’t we been told what is going on?

  5. Dready says:

    Population in decline dwelling units on incline. Net result, falling rents, house values declining, more defaults on mortgages! Not an attractive scenario for the middle class!

  6. jty says:

    2010 population distribution in the doc doesn’t add to 100%. 54 + 31 + 8 + 4 + 4 + 1 = 102.