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Business statistics (FOI)

Business statistics (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 28 August 2018.


I would like statistics about Jersey based businesses that are available to the public. An example of a business not available to the public would be school or business canteens (food services)

Please provide the following broken down into categories but do not include wholesalers:


Total number of retailers.


Total number of independent retailers.


Total number of food services.


Total number of independent food services.


Total number of tourism services (eg Creepy valley adventure centre, aMaizin Adventure Park and so on).


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The States of Jersey are not able to provide the level of breakdown that has been requested. Statistics Jersey produce a labour market report from the Population Office Manpower survey data. This report can be found at the following link and includes a breakdown of companies by sector (eg. “Hotels, restaurants and bars”, “Wholesale and Retail”), split by size of company:

Labour market report 

Companies are coded into sectors using the Standard Industrial Classification. In this classification there is not a specific sector for “Tourism”, and undertakings that engage in these type of activities will generally be included under the “Hotels, restaurants and bars”, “Wholesale and Retail”, and “Other business activities” sectors. The “Other business activities” sector includes a wide range of services, many of which are not “tourism” services.

Statistics Jersey have been able to break the data down further and have provided the below information by sub-sector.


​Number of Undertakings
​Retail sale in non-specialised stores​130
​Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores​70
​Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles​20
​Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores ​270
​Retail sale of second-hand goods in stores​20
​Retail sale not in stores​430
​Camping sites & other short-term accommodation (eg. guest houses)​120
​Restaurants, cafes and takeaways​200
​Pubs, bars and clubs​50
​Other entertainment activities (eg arts, amusement parks and so on)​120
​Library, archives, museums and other cultural activities​20
​Sporting activities​140

Information is not recorded as to whether an undertaking is “independent”.

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