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Jersey Alcohol Profile 2016

27 November 2017

The latest alcohol profile for Jersey is published today by the States of Jersey Statistics Unit. The report shows that in Jersey, in 2016:

  • an average of 12 litres of pure alcohol was consumed per person aged 15 or over. The level of consumption is similar to that reported for 2014 and 2015
  • alcohol consumption is around a sixth (17 per cent) less than a decade earlier, in 2006
  • Jersey has a similar level of alcohol consumption (per person aged 15 or over) to France, Ireland and Poland but higher than Portugal and the UK
  • one in eight (12 per cent) respondents to the Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey reported that they never drink alcohol
  • around a quarter (26 per cent) of drinkers were found to be drinking at potentially hazardous or harmful levels
  • around two-fifths (39 per cent) of 16 to 34 year old drinkers reported drinking five or more units on a typical drinking day, exceeding the recommended daily limits for both males and females
  • there were 470 referrals to the Drug and Alcohol Service for problematic drinking; of these two-thirds (65 per cent) were male
  • almost 20,000 days of sickness and invalidity benefit were claimed for alcoholism in 2016

Over the period 2014 to 2016:

  • there were 39 alcohol-related deaths (Office for National Statistics definition), representing 2 per cent of all deaths in Jersey. The most common alcohol-related death was alcoholic liver disease, accounting for two-thirds (64 per cent) of alcohol-related deaths during this period
  • one in six (16 per cent) of all recorded crimes over the three-year period were recorded as involving alcohol

In 2017:

  • between June 2000 and June 2017 the price of alcohol increased at a higher rate than retail prices generally (17 per cent greater)

Jersey Alcohol Profile 2016

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