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Jersey's population hits nearly 108,000

Jersey's population hits nearly 108,000

Thursday 18 June 2020

Jersey's population hits nearly 108,000


Jersey's population has risen to nearly 108,000, according to new estimates released this morning.

According to Statistics Jersey, the island's population was around 107,800 at the end of 2019.

The increase is around 1,100 on the previous year, with 1,000 more people coming into the island than leaving in addition to 90 more births than deaths - the latter being the lowest level of natural growth in population since 2002.

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Pictured: Growth in the island's population. (Statistics Jersey)

Of the 1,000 people entering the island, half were 'licensed' employees and their families, while the other half were 'registered' employees and their families.

Over a 10-year period, the population is believed to have increased by 11,700.

The report said that inward migration was the main reason behind the rise, accounting for 80% of the total increase over the past decade.

Growth does appear to be slowing, however, with last year's rise the smallest in five years.

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Posted by William Boyd on
Aye right, I think they have transposed the 8 and 0 in 108,000.
Posted by John Carlow on
I’m sorry , but, what a lot of absolute estimation.
If anyone can believe there are just 108,00 people living here are definitely in cloud cuckoo land.
Posted by Paul Troalic on
This is absolutely disgraceful. People have been crying out for a population policy for years and at the last election promises were made that this would happen.
What is going on?
Why do we need more and more and more people, it’s just a strain on an already overstretched infrastructure.
And relaxing the rules on flat and house occupancy is just a recipe for disaster.
I wonder why we ordinary people can see this and those in power cannot?
Sadly we will have to live with the damage this group of politicians and those immediately before them have caused.
We need politicians in the States Assembly that actually care about the Island.
Posted by Jon Jon on
Maybe add another 20,000 for a more accurate figure.
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