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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Size and land cover of Jersey

​​​​​Area of Jersey by parish

Jersey has a total surface area, including reclaimed land in St Helier, of 120 square kilometres (km²). 

Jersey is divided into 12 parishes, ranging in size from St Clement (4 km²) to St Ouen (15 km²).

Area of Jersey by parish (2023)

Parish km2 Vergées Acres Percent of Island area
St Ouen158,5283,790 13%
St Brelade137,381
3,280 11%
3,100 10%
St Peter126,532 2,903 10%
St Martin105,716 2,541 9%
St Lawrence105,459 2,426 8%
St Helier105,360 2,382 8%
St Saviour95,162
2,294 8%
St John95,116 2,274 8%
Grouville84,567 2,030 7%
St Mary73,643 1,619 5%
St Clement42,440 1,084 4%
Total 120 66,879 29,724 100%

Km² are rounded independently to the nearest integer.

St Helier includes reclaimed land area of 2 km². 

Type of land cover

In Jersey in 2023:

  • around a quarter of the land was built upon
  • over half was cultivated 
  • a sixth was natural vegetation

Land cover type by parish (2023)​

Parish Built environment Cultivation Natural environment Misc. Inland water Total
St Ouen15%60%22%2%1%100%
St Brelade30%23%38%9%0%100%
St Peter23%49%16%11%2%100%
St Martin19%63%16%1%0%100%
St Lawrence22%60%14%2%1%100%
St Helier51%30%11%7%0%100%
St Saviour35%53%8%
St John17%63%18%2%0%100%
St Mary16%67%15%2%0%100%
St Clement39%46%4%11%0%100%
All 25% 52% 18% 5% 1% ​100%

All percentages are rounded independently so may not appear to total 100%

Built environment includes man-made surfaces, such as: 

  • buildings 
  • roads 
  • footpaths 
  • swimming pools 
  • gardens 
  • harbour areas
  • glasshouses and polytunnels over 200m²

Natural vegetation includes: 

  • woodlands 
  • dunes 
  • grassland 
  • cliffs 
  • shrub

Miscellaneous includes: 

  • intertidal 
  • parks ​
  • golf courses 
  • cemeteries 
  • quarries
  • sports fields

​​Inland water includes ponds and reservoirs.​

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