The latest official estimate – mid-2009 – put Ventnor’s population at a total of 6,180, with 3,083 in Ventnor East and 3,097 in Ventnor West. The age profile is:
The almost one in three of its population over retirement age compares with the just over a quarter (27.77%) of the Island’s 140,000 whole population and one in five of the population of England & Wales.
The Ward based figures conceal even greater variations between smaller areas of the town.
As regeneration programmes have increasingly concentrated on neighbourhoods, the government increasingly provides statistics for each of what it calls Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs). There are 34,378 in England & Wales with 89 on the Island and 4 in Ventnor.
The boundaries – and official numbers – of Ventnor’s 4 are: