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‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’

Used properly, statistics and demographics will help the leadership of the Cayman Islands reopen the borders safely.

Population decline and pandemic impact social statistics

Cayman’s population fell by 4,128 residents to 65,786 in 2020.

Government using upper limit of error margin to estimate population

The ESO recommended government use the upper maximum of the error margin in its population estimate to calculate vaccination ratios.

How the pandemic affected Cayman’s population

The Economics and Statistics Office earlier this year released its COVID-19 passenger departure survey report. In it, the ESO breaks down Cayman’s population as of June. It also details who left Cayman on emergency flights during the pandemic.

Poll: Do you support the idea of Cayman’s population increasing to 100,000?

Do you support the idea of Cayman's population increasing to 100,000?

Editorial: If 100,000 population is coming, let’s be ready with detailed plan

If it’s likely that Cayman will boast a population of 100,000 within the next 10 to 20 years, the country’s leaders must map out every detail relating to how potential infrastructural, environmental and cultural issues are accounted for and mitigated.

Subscriber roundtable: Population and development in the Cayman Islands

We hear from Cayman Compass All-Access subscribers to find out what they think of population and the related development in the Cayman Islands.

Interactive: The changing face of Cayman, 1958 versus 2018

A series of aerial images of Cayman through the decades shows how quickly the island has changed and how dramatically that has impacted the landscape.

Population growth has transformed Cayman’s economy and environment

Cayman's rapid growth has had a staggering impact on the island over the past 60 years. We look at the consequences of that growth and discuss new ways of doing things as Cayman continues to grow.
Commuters were stuck in jams for more than three hours between West Bay and George Town

Ask the Experts: Population and development

As part of our ongoing Cayman 2.0 series, the Compass this week is looking at development and population in the Cayman Islands. The idea...

Destination 100,000: Will Cayman’s growth continue post COVID-19?

COVID-19 may have caused a dip in Cayman's population but the long-term trajectory of the island is one of exponential growth. In a special feature we look at the benefits and the challenges of such rapid growth and ask whether the upward curve will resume in the post COVID-19 world.
A view of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman

Data analysis: Cayman’s population could hit 100,000 by 2031

If Cayman’s population growth rate resumes its pre-COVID growth rate, the island will be home to 100,000 people by 2031.

ESO: Cayman’s population drops to under 65,000

Cayman's population as of June fallen to an estimated 64,958, down from 69,914 at the end of 2019.

Cayman’s population dropped by 3,500 since borders closed

Cayman’s population has decreased by almost 3,500 since the borders officially closed because of COVID-19, with around 4,500 people leaving the island and just over 1,000 coming in.

Premier: No deliberate plan to grow population, work permits

Premier Alden McLaughlin said there is no deliberate policy by his administration to increase both the population and the number of work permits.

EDITORIAL – Cayman’s success depends on growth and diversity

It is good that Premier McLaughlin has correctly recognized the increasingly cosmopolitan makeup of our growing society, and the growing diversity among the Caymanian half of our population.

Premier: Caymanian population grows by 70% in 20 years

The number of Caymanians living here has increased by 70 percent within the past two decades, with the majority of those being “new” Caymanians, Premier Alden McLaughlin told a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference Tuesday.

Cayman population grows 14 percent in 5 years

There are nearly 8,000 more people living in the Cayman Islands than there were five years ago, according to government labor statistics released last week.

Cayman’s population reached record high in 2016

Employment and total population in the Cayman Islands hit record highs in 2016, with 40,411 people working and 61,361 people residing here at year’s end, according to figures from the Economics and Statistics Office’s labor force surveys and its 2016 annual report.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

EDITORIAL – Who knows what the future will bring? (None of us)

While many have made a lot of money in the fortune-telling business, there are only a few true “visionaries” whose powers of prediction end up being vindicated by history.

Cayman’s permanent resident population drops 12 percent

Cayman’s overall population has increased despite a 12 percent decline in the number of permanent residents on the islands between fall 2014 and fall 2015.

Did you know?

In its Labour Force Survey Report for Spring 2015, Cayman’s Economics and Statistics Office provides mid-year estimates for population numbers in the districts. North Side’s...

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According to Cayman’s Economics and Statistics Office, Bodden Town is the second most populated district of the Cayman Islands, which has a total estimated...

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