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

Households and dwellings statistics

​​​​​Dwellings and private households

At the 2021 Jersey census, there were:

  • 48,610 private dwellings (including vacant dwellings)
  • 44,583 occupied private households
  • 162 communal establishments

Vacant dwellings

8.3% of all private dwellings were vacant (4,027 dwellings):

  • St Helier had the highest number of vacant dwellings (1,741 dwellings)
  • St Peter had the highest proportion of vacant dwellings (10%)

Household tenure

At the 2021 census:

  • more than half of households were owner-occupied
  • a third were privately rented (qualified or non-qualified)
  • around one in seven households were in social housing

T​enure of private households, 2011 and 2021, excluding vacant dwellings

number of dwellings

number of dwellings

Social housing rent
Qualified private rental7,806​10,739
Staff, service or tied accommodation1,274​1,095
Registered lodging house652​700
Lodger in private household1,070​857
Other non-qualified accommodation2,563​1,496
Total41,595 44,583

Source: 2021 Jersey census

The 2021 census also found that:

  • 41% of single parent households with dependent children were living in States, housing trust or parish rental accommodation
  • 23% of single parent households with dependent children were living in owner-occupied accommodation
  • 83% of households with two or more pensioners lived in owner-occupied accommodation

Property type

In terms of the types of occupied property in Jersey in 2021:

  • over half were houses (55%)
  • more than two-fifths were flats (45%)
  • a third (31%) were semi-detached or terraced houses

Property types in 2011 and 2021, excluding vacant dwellings

Property type

Number of dwellings

Number of dwellings

Detached house10,80811,115
Semi-detached house7,9909,097
Terraced house 4,5284,517
Flat (purpose built block)11,75914,009
Flat (part of converted house)5,2784,714
Flat (in a commercial building)1,0801,007
Temporary structure (tent, boat or portable building)152124
 All 41,595 44,583

 S​ource: 2021 Jersey census

Number of bedrooms

The 2011 census also provides a breakdown of dwellings by number of bedrooms:

  • 82% of dwellings had one, two or three bedrooms
  • over two-thirds (66%) of non-qualified accommodation had one bedroom
  • almost seven out of ten (68%) owner-occupier households had three or more bedrooms

More information

You can find more information on Jersey households and housing statistics by following the links below. ​

2021 census results
Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey
Future housing needs
House price statistics

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