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Demographics of Jersey

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Jersey, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

The Bailiwick of Jersey is a British Crown dependency[1] off the coast of Normandy, France.[2]

Statistics

In the 2011 census, the total resident population was estimated to be 97,857, of whom 34% live in Saint Helier, the island's only town.[3] The total is increasing at the rate of approximately 1,000 per year on average, and the resident population is thought to have passed the 100,000 level during the course of 2013.

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population

95,732 (June 2013 est.)
90,800 (June 2008 est.)[4]
87,186 (2001 census)
88,200 (2006 est.)[5]

Age structure


0–14 years: 16,1% (male 7,998; female 7,453)
15–24 years: 14,9% (male 7,243; female 7,000)
25–54 years: 41,5% (male 19,854; female 19,836)
55–64 years: 12,1% (male 5,619; female 5,954)
65 years and over: 15,4% (male 6,307; female 8,468) (2013 est.)


0–14 years: 18% (male 8,140; female 7,563)
15–64 years: 68% (male 30,036; female 30,329)
65 years and over: 14% (male 5,454; female 7,393) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate

0.49% (average 1991–2005)

Birth rate

11.0 births/1,000 population (2005)

Death rate

8.5 deaths/1,000 population (2005)

Net immigration rate

2.81 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sex ratio

At birth: 1.11 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15–64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality

4 deaths/1,000 live births (2005)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 78.48 years
male: 76.07 years
female: 81.07 years (2000 est.)

Average age at

  • Men 72
  • Women 79

Total fertility rate

1.56 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Nationality

noun: Jerseyman, Jerseywoman
adjective: Jersey

Ethnic groups

British and Norman-French descent. Portuguese and Polish minorities.

Religions

Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian.

Languages

See Languages of Jersey

English (official), French (official), Jèrriais (unofficial: spoken more commonly in country districts, used as a first language by around 2,600 people). Portuguese commonly found, e.g. notices in telephone boxes, through use by migrant workers.

Literacy

82% of children in state schools achieve their reading targets – the UK average is 90%.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "www.gov.je — Welcome to the States of Jersey website". States of Jersey. 2006. Retrieved 15 October 2006.
  2. ^ "WHERE IS JERSEY". Jersey Tourism. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 15 October 2006.
  3. ^ "Jersey Census 2011 Bulletin no 1" (PDF). States of Jersey. December 2011.
  4. ^ "Chief minister backs immigration". 8 March 2009 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Jersey in Figures" (PDF).[dead link]
  6. ^ "More Jersey pupils to benefit from charity literacy scheme".