The main measure of Jersey’s population is provided by the census, which was last held in March 2011.
Between each census, we produce annual population estimates. We take the census population figure as a baseline and then estimate the change in population each year using:
- administrative data
- census information on migration patterns in and out of Jersey
2016 population estimate
Jersey's resident population at the end of 2016 was estimated as 104,200.
The latest report shows that during 2016:
- the resident population increased by 1,500 people
- net inward migration accounted for 1,300 of the increase
- natural growth (the excess of births over deaths) accounted for 200
Total net inward migration of 1,300 in 2016 comprised of approximately:
- 200 net inward ‘licensed’ employees and their dependents
- 1,100 net inward ‘registered’ employees and their dependents
During the last 10 years, the resident population has increased by 11,900 people.
Net migration has accounted for three-quarters (75%) of the total population growth over the last 10 years.
*The 2013 figures are estimates based on the two-year period 2013-2014. Analysis for the two years was combined, primarily due to a delay in the December 2013 data, following the implementation of the Control of Housing and Work Law 2012 (CHWL).
Jersey Resident Population Estimate 2016 report