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Households and dwellings statistics

​​​​​Dwellings and private households

At the 2011 Jersey census, there were:

  • 44,698 private dwellings (including vacant dwellings)
  • 41,595 occupied private households
  • 157 communal establishments

Vacant dwellings

7% of all private dwellings were vacant (3,103 dwellings):

  • St Helier had the highest number of vacant dwellings (1,397 dwellings)
  • St Peter had the highest proportion of vacant dwellings (9%)
  • St Clement had the lowest proportion of vacant dwellings (4%)

Household tenure

At the 2011 census:

  • more than half of households were owner-occupied
  • a third were privately rented (qualified or non-qualified)
  • around one in seven households were in social housing

T​enure of private households, 2001 and 2011, excluding vacant dwellings


number of dwellings



States, housing trust or parish rent5,6561414
Qualified private rental7,8061922
Staff, service or tied accommodation1,274313
Registered lodging house6522
Lodger in private household1,0703
Other non-qualified accommodation2,5636
Total 41,595 100 100

Source: 2011 Jersey census

The 2011 census also found that:

  • 44% of single parent households with dependent children were living in States, housing trust or parish rental accommodation
  • 28% of single parent households with dependent children were living in owner-occupied accommodation
  • 82% of households with two or more pensioners lived in owner-occupied accommodation

Persons per household

The average number of people per private household declined between the 1971 and 2011 censuses.

Chart showing average number of persons per private household in JerseyThe number of private households and average persons per household are not strictly comparable to earlier censuses because households living as independent units in lodging houses and staff accommodation were treated as private households for the first time in 2001 (1,801 such households in 2001).

Property type

In terms of the types of occupied property in Jersey in 2011:

  • over half were houses (57%)
  • more than two-fifths were flats (44%)
  • a third (30%) were semi-detached or terraced houses

Property types in 2011 and 2001, excluding vacant dwellings

Property type

Number of dwellings



Detached house10,8082629
Semi-detached house7,9901919
Terraced house 4,5281111
Flat (purpose built block)11,7592821
Flat (part of converted house)5,2781316
Flat (in a commercial building)1,08033
Temporary structure (tent, boat or portable building)152L​ess than 1Less than 1
 All 41,595 100 100

 S​ource: 2011 Jersey census

Number of bedrooms

The 2011 census also provides a breakdown of dwellings by number of bedrooms:

  • 82% of dwellings had one, two or three bedrooms
  • nearly two-thirds (62%) of non-qualified accommodation had one bedroom
  • almost seven out of ten (69%) owner-occupier households had three or more bedrooms

More information

You can find more information on Jersey households and housing statistics by following the links below. ​

2011 census results
Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey
Future housing needs
House price statistics

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