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Alcohol Profile 2022 published

20 April 2023

Public Health Intelligence has published Jersey’s Alcohol Profile for the last two years. The biennial report contains the latest alcohol statistics for Jersey, considers trends over time, and compares Jersey with other jurisdictions where appropriate.

Key findings:

  • the average alcohol consumption per Jersey adult (aged 15 years or older) in 2022 was 12.0 litres of pure alcohol per year (equivalent to around 8.1 pints of beer or 2.6 bottles of wine per week) 
  • between 2020 and 2022 the price of alcohol in Jersey increased, but inflation of alcohol price (API) was lower than that of other household expenditure (RPI) 
  • in 2022 around one third (33%) of people in Jersey reported binge drinking at a frequency of monthly or more; this proportion was similar over the last 7 years
  • the rate of hazardous or harmful drinking was higher in men (1 in 3) than in women (1 in 6)
  • fewer Jersey adults were teetotal in 2022 (13%), compared to England (21%)
  • in 2021, there were 725 hospital admissions specifically related to alcohol per 100,000 population, statistically similar to the English rate of 626 per 100,000. Two thirds of alcohol-specific hospital admissions were males
  • over the three-year period 2019-2021, the age standardised rate of alcohol-specific deaths per 100,000 population in Jersey was 10.9, statistically similar to the rate in England in 2017-2019 of 10.9 per 100,000 population
  • alcohol played a role in almost 1 in 6 of all crimes recorded in Jersey in 2022. Around a third (32%) of assaults and serious assaults, 1 in 9 (11%) domestic assaults and almost a quarter (23%) of offences in the St Helier night-time economy involved alcohol
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