• Written by  Carla Zuill

It’s no secret, Bermudians, especially, single mothers, appear to be emigrating at alarming numbers—and many to the United Kingdom.

Guestimates on how many people have left Bermuda, especially over the last five years, range from 2,000 to 5,000 but unfortunately, and surprisingly, there is no statistical data to back such claims. And the question remains, “Why?”

It would seem that the Government would want to know the exact number of emigrants as there are inevitable implications for the Island, both long and short term.

Today In Bermuda, in consultation with a qualified statistician, has put together the following survey with hopes of ascertaining how Bermudians have left the Island and why. The poll will remain open until May 18.

Results will be collated and shared shortly thereafter.

The survey can be found at


Please note, there are no identifying elements in the survey.


  • John Harriott
    John Harriott Tuesday, 09 May 2017 23:03 Comment Link

    I left Bermuda

  • Robin Sheppard
    Robin Sheppard Tuesday, 09 May 2017 07:44 Comment Link

    So many little space

  • Samantha Dearman
    Samantha Dearman Tuesday, 09 May 2017 07:28 Comment Link

    Wasn't my choice as born on the Island in Paget in 1952 of English parents who decided to move back to the UK for work when I was 2yrs old. Now I am retired and sadly, with no hope of ever being able to afford to visit let alone move back to the Island of my birth.

  • Karyn
    Karyn Monday, 08 May 2017 18:12 Comment Link

    Miss the island everyday

  • Valerie Tolmie
    Valerie Tolmie Monday, 08 May 2017 18:02 Comment Link

    I left Bermuda over 70 years ago, so probably don't count for this. However, as one of your oldest 'leavers' I'm going to complete this anyway! I left Bermuda with my parents who decided to return to the UK to live. I have promised myself ever since that I would return, but life got in the way! Maybe one day soon

  • Davie Kerr
    Davie Kerr Monday, 08 May 2017 17:53 Comment Link

    I'm a "Paper Onion", so I may not be officially qualified to take this survey, but I spent virtually all my working life in Bermuda and thoroughly enjoyed it, and the main reason I and my family left was that I simply couldn't afford to stay there and not work.

  • Mischa
    Mischa Monday, 08 May 2017 15:06 Comment Link

    Question 11 is a mandatory entry field, but asks for a summation of why you are not planning to return. It does not account for those that select "yes" in the previous question


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