Published for the first time in 2013, ‘Jersey’s Better Life Index’ aims to provide a measure of the Island’s “wellbeing”. The index looks at this both from an overall perspective and also at a more detailed level.
Jersey’s overall Better Life Index of 6.4 (out of 10) ranks Jersey 24 of 41 nations. This score places Jersey below the OECD average, the United Kingdom and France.
Dimensions of wellbeing
As well as presenting an overall headline measure, this framework enables comparison of Jersey with OECD member countries and partners in terms of 11 topics (“dimensions”) relating to material conditions and quality of life.
In the following comparisons the most recently available data from the OECD is used, data for Jersey is from either the same reference year or the closest year available to enable fair comparisons.
You can explore each of these dimensions using the drop down list below:
Better Life Index for Jersey and OECD countries -
Data for OECD countries and partners is publicly available but subject to OECD copyright. With the national data being: OECD 2021, Better Life Index,
Link to Source (downloaded on 09/03/2022). The regional data being: OECD 2021, Regional wellbeing,
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