Life expectancy on the Isle of Man at birth was estimated at 81.3 years in 2017, 79.6 years for men and 83.2 years for women. The Infant mortality rate was 4 deaths per 1,000 live births.[1] The birth rate in 2016 reached a 30-year low. Between 1996, and 2016 the number of people over 95 years of age increased by 188%.[2]

Public health

The Public Health Directorate has a budget of around £1.6 million a year. It runs school awareness programmes and the Stoptober anti-smoking scheme. Henrietta Ewart is the Director of Public Health.[3]

About a quarter of five year olds have tooth decay. A three-month supervised toothbrushing pilot project in six nurseries was started in September 2017 organised by the Public Health Directorate, with plans for a wider programme starting in 2018.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Isle of Man Life expectancy at birth". Index Mundi. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Department of Health and Social Care Programme for Government Service Delivery Plan 2017/18" (PDF). Isle of Man Government. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Govt 'nudging' public towards good health". Manx Radio. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Nursery children to take part in toothbrushing pilot project". Isle of Retrieved 4 October 2017.