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Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (JOLS)

Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (JOLS) 2022

You can complete the JOLS survey if you have received a letter inviting you to take part.

The person in your household aged 16 or over and who has the next birthday should complete the survey.

Have your unique code available as you'll need it. You can complete the survey using any electronic devices.  

It should take you around 30 minutes to complete the survey.

Complete the survey by 15 July 2022.

Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey 2022

Why take part

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. If your household has been chosen to take part in JOLS, you'll have received a letter and questionnaire in the post with a unique code.

About the survey

The JOLS 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.

JOLS 2020 report

JOLS 2020 questionnaire

Topics covered in previous surveys

Topics covered in the 2020 survey included:

  • employment and finances
  • health and wellbeing
  • lifestyle
  • coronavirus (COVID-19)

See the list of the topics covered in previous surveys in contents of past surveys.

Previous reports

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 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

Previous questionnaires

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.

2019 questionnaire
2018 questionnaire

2016 questionnaire
2015 questionnaire
2014 questionnaire
2013 questionnaire
2012 questionnaire
2010 questionnaire
2009 questionnaire
2008 questionnaire
2007 questionnaire
2006 questionnaire
2005 questionnaire

Statistics Jersey's privacy policy and retention schedule

​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 our privacy policy and retention schedule.

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