The official language of the Isle of Man is English, and it is the most widely spoken language in the country. However, the Manx language, also known as Gaelic, is also recognized as a regional language and taught in schools. Manx Gaelic is a Celtic language that was spoken on the island for centuries but went into decline in the 19th century. In the 20th century, there were efforts to revive the language, and today, it is estimated that around 1,800 people speak Manx Gaelic, with most of them being fluent speakers. The government of the Isle of Man has made efforts to promote the language through various initiatives, including the establishment of the Manx Language Development Officer.
The largest religion in the Isle of Man is Christianity, with the majority of the population belonging to various Protestant denominations, including Anglicanism, Methodism, and Presbyterianism. The Roman Catholic Church also has a significant presence on the island. Other religions, such as Islam and Judaism, are also practiced in the country, but their numbers are relatively small. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of people who identify as having no religion, with this group now representing around 25% of the population.
White 96.5%, Asian/Asian British 1.9%, other 1.5% (2011 est.)