Isle of Wight Overview

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The Big Picture

Isle of Wight is a unitary authority located off the south coast of England, with a population of around 141,000 people. Housing in the area ranges from historic cottages and Victorian terraces to modern apartments and detached houses. The community on the island is known for its active and vibrant local scene, with events like the Isle of Wight Festival and Cowes Week attracting thousands of visitors each year. In addition to these larger events, the island has a variety of community initiatives such as the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. When it comes to entertainment venues, the island has a diverse selection, including the Shanklin Theatre and the Ventnor Exchange, which features live music, theatre performances, and film screenings. The local economy is predominantly focused on tourism and agriculture, with employers including the Isle of Wight Council, the NHS, and Wightlink Ferries.

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Isle of Wight Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Isle of Wight’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Isle of Wight Diversity

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