Information about Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Isle of Wight is 140,459 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Isle of Wight is 72,370, and the female population is 68,089. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 131,697, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 3,550. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (67,005), followed by No religion (61,721), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (28,569), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (23,476). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Isle of Wight area mentioned they are Retired (39,723), while 29,177 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.


Regarding education, 32,783 adults have Level 3 education, while 17,501 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Isle of Wight area are

  • Professional occupations (8981)
  • Skilled trades occupations (8084), and
  • Caring, leisure and other service occupations (7591)


The average age of people living in Isle of Wight is 48 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 65 to 74 (21684), Between 55 to 64 (21650), and Below 14 (19464). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Isle of Wight has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (23,779) followed by Semi-routine occupations (18,260), and Small employers and own account workers (17,090). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Isle of Wight over the years

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Postcodes in Isle of Wight

The postcode district PO are associated with the Isle of Wight, and there are total 12 postcode areas (listed below). The Isle of Wight has a total of 5435 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Isle of Wight
AreaIsle of Wight


Binstead & Fishbourne

Brading & St Helens

Brighstone, Calbourne & Shalfleet

Carisbrooke & Gunville

Central Rural

Chale, Niton & Shorwell

Cowes Medina

Cowes North

Cowes South & Northwood

Cowes West & Gurnard

East Cowes

Fairlee & Whippingham

Freshwater North & Yarmouth

Freshwater South

Haylands & Swanmore

Lake North

Lake South

Mountjoy & Shide

Nettlestone & Seaview

Newchurch, Havenstreet & Ashey

Newport Central

Newport West


Pan & Barton

Parkhurst & Hunnyhill

Ryde Appley & Elmfield

Ryde Monktonmead

Ryde North West

Ryde South East

Ryde West

Sandown North

Sandown South

Shanklin Central

Shanklin South

Totland & Colwell

Ventnor & St Lawrence

Wootton Bridge

Wroxall, Lowtherville & Bonchurch

UTLA22Isle of Wight
RegionSouth East