Directorate of Policy, Economy & Corporate Services


A census of the Falkland Islands is carried out every 5 years. Sunday 10 October 2021 marked the 25th census conducted in the Islands, since the first census carried out by a resident Governor in 1842. The census provides a snapshot in time of the people living in the Islands, building a picture of the social and cultural life of people living in a remote but thriving community.


Download the 2021 Census Report 

Falkland Islands 2021 Census Report
Created: 2024-02-28 | Size: 1.83 MB

This report is the second of two publications on the results of the 2021 census. The first was published in October 2022 and provided a summary of the headline results. This second report supersedes the initial publication, and provides further details of the findings. It provides comparisons across the 2012, 2016 and 2021 census years and presents an analysis of the results across six key themes:

        • Population change and historical perspective
        • Age and sex distribution of the population
        • Population diversity
        • Housing and households
        • Employment and income
        • Health and lifestyle characteristics

Data from the census are vital in providing valuable information for the Falkland Islands population. The most recent data, together with information from previous censuses, continue to be used to identify population needs and to inform Government’s strategic decision-making and service planning for social and economic development in the Islands.

All census releases will be publicised on the radio, print and social media, and will be available on this website. If you would like to request a hard copy of the report, please contact us at the details below. 

Check back on this page for further updates and data releases - for more information, or if you would like to request specific data analyses, please contact us on 28421 or 28422 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.