The National Statistics Office has just published Regional Statistics Malta 2022 Edition compiled by Regional, Geospatial, Energy and...
34,563 people lived in the Gozo and Comino region in 2020

34,563 people lived in the Gozo and Comino region in 2020

34,563 people lived in the Gozo and Comino region in 2020

34,563 people lived in the Gozo and Comino region in 2020

34,563 people lived in the Gozo and Comino region in 2020

34,563 people lived in the Gozo and Comino region in 2020
34,563 people lived in the Gozo and Comino region in 2020
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34,563 people lived in the Gozo and Comino region in 2020The National Statistics Office has just published Regional Statistics Malta 2022 Edition compiled by Regional, Geospatial, Energy and Transport Statistics Unit in collaboration with various units within the NSO.

Below are some of the statistics relevant to the Gozo and Comino region…..

Population

In 2020, 34,563 persons resided in the Gozo and Comino region, up from 34,430 in 2019.

Persons aged between 30 and 39 years accounted for the highest share of the population in the Gozo and Comino region.

Marriages

There was a decrease of 93 marriages registered in the region of Gozo and Comino during 2020.

Households

The most common household size was the two-person in the Gozo and Comino region.

Persons at-risk-poverty rates for Gozo and Comino was 12.9%.

Education

Graduates per 1,000 inhabitants – Academic year 2019/2020 in the Gozo and Comino district at MQF level 6 with a share of 10.1 and at MQF level 7 with a share of 8.2.

Employment

Employment by place of residence: 2020 – There were 15,864 Gozo and Comino residents with a full-time job, an increase of 3.1% when compared to 2019.

63.4% of Gozo and Comino residents worked in the private sector.

Employment by place of work in 2020

Full-time employment in Gozo and Comino region amounted to 12,304, an increase of 4.4% when compared to 2019.

Full-time males in the Gozo and Comino region were predominantly employed in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; transportation and storage; accommodation and food service activities, while the females were mainly employed in the public administration and defence; compulsory social security; education; human health and social work activities.

Commuter workers: 2020

Gozo and Comino residents employed on a full-time basis in Malta region totalled 3,284, of which, 54.5% worked in the public sector and the remaining worked in the private sector.

Economy

Gross Value Added at basic price: 2020

For the region of Gozo and Comino, GVA decreased by 5.6% respectively when compared to 2019.

thee majority of industries in Gozo and Comino region registered a decrease in GVA when compared to the previous year.

The largest decrease in the Gozo and Comino region was registered in the wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; transportation and storage; accommodation and food service activities industries at 29.7%, contributing to 16.0% of the total GVA.

GDP per capita in Gozo and Comino region stood at 63.9% when compared to corresponding estimates at national level.

Active business units: 2020

Most of the active businesses operated in the Gozo and Comino district accounted for the least share at 7.6% of the total active businesses at local unit level.

Transport

Driving licence holders in Gozo and Comino district accounted for 9.5% cent of the total.

As at end of 2020, Gozo and Comino district registered the highest ratio of vehicles, 1,179 per 1,000 total residents.

In 2020, the average age of passenger cars in the Gozo and Comino district stood at 15.81 years.

In 2021, just 4.0% of public transport commuters were pertaining to the Gozo and Comino region.

In 2021 the Gozo and Comino district had the lowest registered accidents with 895 cases.

Stock of fishing vessels: 2021

Fishing vessels registered in the Gozo and Comino district amounted to 20.6%.

Sea transport between Malta and Gozo: 2021

Passengers and vehicles travelling between Malta and Gozo increased by 18.0% and 11.3% respectively when compared to 2020.

Passenger traffic originating from Cirkewwa was busiest on Fridays and Saturdays, whereas highest numbers from Mgarr were recorded on Sundays and Mondays.

Total passengers making use of the fast ferry service from June to December amounted to 364,672, whereas total trips amounted to 8,028.

Tourism

Tourism in collective accommodation for 2021

In Gozo and Comino region guests increased by 33.4% to 69,644, while guest nights went up by 47.1%.

Highest net occupancy rate was recorded in the Gozo and Comino district at 34.5%.

Self-Catering Establishments in Gozo and Comino region – As at end of 2021

Total registered self-catering accommodation accounted for 79.5% of total bed stock in Gozo and Comino region.

Other self-catering establishments, comprising of apartments and villas with pool, accounted for more than half of the total active holiday furnished premises.

Malta residents who visited the Gozo and Comino region for duration of at least one night…..

Accounted for 89.8% of total tourists (domestic + inbound) visiting this region.

• … and stayed in non-rented accommodation establishments, increased by 107.4% over 2019, whereas those who stayed in rented accommodation increased by 40.7% over the same period.

• … spent an estimate of €57.8 million, 61.2 per cent more when compared to 2019.

•.. Gozo and Comino residents who travelled to Malta region amounted to 11.971, a decrease of 45.5% when compared to 2019.

Inbound tourists visiting only Gozo and Comino region (single centre destination):

• … amounted to 29,889, an increase of 44.7% over 2020.

• … were more likely to stay in rented accommodation (64.7%); the majority (63.9%) opted for non-collective accommodation.

• … on average stayed 11.8 nights, down by 1.1 nights when compared to 2020.

• … mainly travelled by low-cost airlines (51.9%) and by other airlines (47.8%).

• … had an estimated expenditure of €28.0 million. Non-package expenditure was 342.7% higher than the package component

• … mainly travelled by low-cost airlines (51.9%) and by other airlines (47.8%).

• … had an estimated expenditure of €28.0 million. Non-package expenditure was 342.7%higher than the package component.

In 2021, same-day visitors to Gozo and Comino accounted for 86.9% of the total inbound visitors to Gozo and Comino, totalling to 470,518 visitors

Inbound tourists visiting both regions during their stay (twin centre destination) …

• … accounted for 4.2% of the total inbound tourism trips.

• … totalled 40,766, an increase of 113.8% over 2020.

• … were more likely to stay in rented accommodation establishments (91.2%).

• … on average stayed 10.8 nights, down by 1.0 night when compared to 2020.

• … travelled mainly by low-cost airlines (51.7%) and by other airlines (44.9%).

• … had an estimated expenditure of €44.7 million. Non-package expenditure was almost nine times higher when compared to package expenditure.

There were 12 cruise liners calls in Gozo and Comino region during 2021 with a total of 3,229 cruise passengers.

Agriculture: 2021

. … Gozo and Comino region yielded €1.3 million worth of vegetables and €0.2 million worth of fruits.

Livestock heads and farms: 2021

. … the Gozo and Comino region accounted for 27.7% of the total farms.

. … the highest number of reared livestock heads in the Gozo and Comino region was that of cattle.

Fisheries: 2021

. … the value of fish landed by Gozitan fishermen accounted for 9.6% of the total value of fish landings recorded in Malta.

Water – Between 2016 to 2021

. … seasonal peaks and troughs very pronounced in the Gozo and Comino region, characterised with sharper increases in demand during summer months.

Waste In 2020

. … the collection with the highest share for the Gozo and Comino region was mixed paper, plastic, cans and glass at 48.1%.

. … municipal waste generation saw an increase of 4.5% in the Gozo and Comino region over 2016.

Renewable Energy from Photovoltaic Panels (PVs) – In 2021:

. … of the stock of PV installations, 14.9 per cent were in the Gozo and Comino region.

. … the top 10 localities – when comparing the total number of PVs installed per thousand population – they were all located in the Gozo and Comino region.

The publication presents regional statistics on the socio-economic and environmental aspects of Malta, this publication has become a mainstay of statistical information on the regional perspective.

It presents a comprehensive collection of statistics covering eight domains, namely, demography, education, labour market, economy, transport, tourism, agriculture and fisheries, and resources. The full publication is available to access by clicking here.



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