At the end of June 2018, the number of St Helenians on St Helena was estimated to be 4,300, almost 7% higher than at the end of June 2017, and very close to the peak number of 4,334 recorded at the end of December 2017. According to the latest Statistical Bulletin, the estimated number of persons on St Helena altogether, residents plus visitors, was 4,663 – a 5.3% annual increase.

Total on-Island and St Helenian population

The Statistical Bulletin, released by the Statistics Office today, also includes detailed estimates on arrivals and departures from the start of scheduled air operations in October 2017. There have been more than 2,600 arrivals by air since October, with 841 in the second quarter of 2018, an expected seasonal drop of around 200 compared to the first quarter. The Bulletin also includes details about the reasons for travelling to St Helena, the nationality and demographic profile of short-term tourists and visitors, and the number of nights they spent on St Helena.

Numbers of births and deaths are also included in the Bulletin; so far in 2018 there have been twice as many deaths as births, 26 compared to 13, continuing the trend observed in recent years.

The full Statistical Bulletin can be found on the St Helena Government website here: Detailed data can be accessed in Excel format from the ‘Population’ file at:


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19 July 2018

St Helena Government Communications Hub

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