|- 1974||65,185 acres (263.794 km2)|
|- Succeeded by||Isle of Wight|
|Status||non-metropolitan district, borough|
The district was formed by the Local Government Act 1972, and was a merger of Sandown-Shanklin and Ventnor urban districts and Isle of Wight Rural District. It was one of two districts on the island formed in 1974 - the other was Medina.
Following a review by the Local Government Commission for England, the borough was abolished on 1 April 1995, when a single Isle of Wight Council replaced the island's county council and two district councils.
- Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 61. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.
- Registrar General's annual estimated figure mid 1973
- OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
- "The Isle of Wight (Structural Change) Order 1994". Office of Public Sector Information. 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
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