£27,562 average salary in Stanley!

A recent census shows that the population of the Falkland Islands is growing.

The average age is 38.5 years. We are living in a young country where the youngsters are mainly very well educated. Young people leave the island for secondary school and go to the UK where they board. That and their tertiary education is funded by the FI government. Most will return to the islands.

People from different countries are needed to keep the country going – they have employment shortages and have to bring people from overseas. In a country where many people are related, its probably good for the gene pool too.

No joke here, thats what a local recently told me, and he’s dating someone new to the islands.

So far I’ve met people from St Helena, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Chile, Argentina (yes really – a racing driver who few over on his private jet with a film crew).

People here refer to Stanley and Camp. Camp is everything outside of Stanley so its the farming areas. I will be going on Camp next week.

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