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Single parent household numbers (FOI)

Single parent household numbers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 11 January 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


We would like the data for the exact amount of single parent households in Jersey and the percentage divided by gender.


Details of the number of single parent households were recorded in the 2021 Census. The final published report is available in the link below: 

Report on the 2021 Jersey Census.pdf ( 

The 2021 Census identified 1,703 households defined as “Single parent with dependent children” and an additional 1,518 households defined as “Single parent (all children 16 years or more)” 

Within these 3,010 households, 82% of the single parents were female and 18% were male.

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