At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an urgent need to provide timely statistics for decision makers, businesses and members of the public. The following economic indicators were created to provide such statistics. Regular reports were published during 2020 and 2021 and are listed below. The indicators continue to be updated monthly on
opendata.gov.je, and this page will be updated over time with additional charts to illustrate more of the economic indicators.
Income Support is a single, means-tested benefit available to individuals who have a low household income, pass the Income Support residence test, and are working, looking for work, or exempt from looking for work. This benefit provides financial support towards the costs of housing, living, health needs, and childcare. Since individuals claim on a household basis, multiple individuals may be supported by a single claim.
Active Income Support claims
Source: CLS, download the chart data
Road and public transport usage
Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE) measures the level of traffic on a number of roads in the Island. The total weekly number of vehicles measured by monitoring equipment at the St. Helier overpass over the last few years is illustrated below.
Weekly number of vehicles using the overpass
IHE receives information on the usage of public transport in Jersey. The total weekly number of bus passengers over the last few years is illustrated below.
Weekly bus passenger numbers
It should be noted that there may have been different numbers of bus journeys timetabled in each week due to Public Holidays and COVID-19 measures. It should also be noted that recent passenger numbers are provisional, as they may be revised slightly in the next update due to occasional late reporting.
Royal Court housing activity
Royal Court transactions represent essentially all the residential house sales and around 30% of residential flat sales in Jersey. Generally, Royal Court transactions account for around three-quarters of the residential properties that are included in the House Price Index, the remaining property transactions that make up the House Price Index data are transacted by share transfer.
Cumulative total of HPI eligible Royal Court transactions
Source: Statistics Jersey, download the chart data
All of Statistics Jersey's economic indicator reports are listed below. The economic indicator reports were published on a weekly basis for the period 1 May - 16 October 2020, on a monthly basis from October 2020 to March 2021, and on a quarterly basis from March to June 2021.
Economic indicators June 2021
Economic indicators March 2021
Economic indicators February 2021
Economic indicators January 2021
Economic indicators December 2020
Economic indicators 24 December 2020
Economic indicators November 2020
Economic indicators October 2020
Economic indicators 16 October 2020
Economic indicators 9 October 2020
Economic indicators 2 October 2020
Economic indicators 25 September 2020
Economic indicators 4 September 2020
Economic indicators 8 May 2020
Economic indicators 1 May 2020
Data sources and related statistics
Customer and Local Services (CLS) are the principal data source for the following sections:
Registered Actively Seeking Work (ASW), Income Support, Coronavirus Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme, COVID-Related Emergency Support Scheme and Visitor Accommodation Support Scheme. Further details and related statistics are available in the
Registered Actively Seeking Work reports and
Social Security statistics.
The Public Registry online “PRIDE” database is the principal data source for Royal Court housing activity. This data is supplemented by information on the type and size of each property sourced from estate agent advertisement brochures and planning documents, as well as information provided by the Island’s Parishes and Customer and Local Services. Further details and statistics on house prices can be found in the
house price index reports.
Treasury and Exchequer are the principal data source for the Business Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme.
Infrastructure, Housing and Environment are the principal data source for road and public transport usage.
Further road vehicle statistics are published here.
Ports of Jersey and Condor Ferries provide information on passenger arrivals. Further statistics are available including sea and air transport statistics, and