At the end of March, the estimated number of persons on St Helena, residents plus visitors, was 4,713. The resident population, excluding visitors, was estimated to be 4,628. This is a very slight increase compared to the end of February 2018 and a 4% increase compared to the end of March 2017. The St Helenian resident population was estimated to stand at 4,276, this is a 2% increase from the previous month and a 4% increase compared to the end of March 2017.

The number of people on St Helena at the end of January 2018 was 4,901 – the highest number recorded for at least the last 10 years, according to new population estimates released by the Statistics Office today. The population of St Helena is usually higher around the Christmas period, but an additional factor this year was the overlap of the RMS St Helena and the scheduled air service between October and February. The number declined by over 200 in February, following the typical trend after Christmas, when visitors return back to their usual residence or off-shore employment.

Total on-Island population

Other estimates related to the population of St Helena are included in the latest Statistical Bulletin released by the Statistics Office today, including the number of births and deaths in the first quarter of 2018, and arrivals and departures in March. Detailed data can be accessed in Excel format from the ‘Population’ file on the St Helena Statistics website at:

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23 April 2018

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