About the survey
Islanders are at the heart of Jersey and their opinions matter. Every year Statistics Jersey collects the experiences and opinions of Islanders to help influence Government policy through the Jersey Opinion and Lifestyle Survey (JOLS). Over the last 17 years, this survey has allowed 25,000 Islanders to share what life is like for them and play their part in shaping Jersey’s future.
Only households specifically chosen can complete the survey. This is to ensure that we have a random, unbiased group of people that truly represents Jersey.
The survey collects detailed information on a wide range of social issues and provides official social statistics about Jersey. Allowing everyone in the Island to have a better understanding of social issues and for policy to be made from a more informed standpoint.
Individual Government departments and other non-government organisations may request topics to be included in the questionnaire. However, the survey is run, analysed and published by Statistics Jersey.
The survey has a set of core questions covering demographics, economic activity and household structure to ensure that key census variables can be monitored annually. There are also a range of questions asking for the public's opinion on a variety of different topics.
Latest report and questionnaire
See the latest report and questionnaire below.
2022 Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle report
Topics covered in previous surveys
Topics covered in the 2022 survey included:
- personal finances
- living in Jersey
- getting involved
- heritage and conservation
- crime and policing
- digital connectivety
See the list of the topics covered in previous surveys in
contents of past surveys.
The 2011 and 2021 rounds of the survey did not take place due to the Jersey census being held in the same year. Demographic information relating to 2011 and 2021 can be found in the relevant census report. Many of the health related questions normally covered in JOLS were included in the
Health Activity and Wellbeing 2021 report
JOLS 2020 report
JOLS 2019 report
JOLS 2018 report
JOLS 2017 report
JOLS 2016 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2015 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2014 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2013 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2012 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2010 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2009 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2008 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2007 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2006 report
Jersey Annual Social Survey 2005 report
See below the survey questionnaires for each of the past rounds of JOLS. The survey did not take place in 2011 because of the Jersey census.
Statistics Jersey is registered as a 'Controller' under the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 as we collect and process personal information about you. We process and hold your information in order to provide public services and meet our statutory obligations. You can find full details on