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Gender breakdown of States employees (FOI)

Gender breakdown of States employees (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 25 October 2017.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many males and how many females held a position in the States in the following years:

  • 1998

  • 2003

  • 2008

  • 2013

  • 2017 (present)

Please include a breakdown of the category of job / role that they did.


Due to data quality issues, the public authority are unable to provide a male and female breakdown of staff for years 1998 to 2008.





​2013    ​5,464​3,344​8,808
​September 2017​5,001​2,766​7,767

Below is a breakdown, by pay group, showing whether there have been males or females in those pay groups for year 2013 and September 2017.

​Pay group



​Air traffic control​Yes ​Yes
​Airport electricians​No​Yes
​Airport fire service​Yes ​Yes
​Ambulance​Yes ​Yes
​Chief officers​Yes ​Yes
​Civil servants*​Yes ​Yes
​Crown States legal appointment​Yes ​Yes
​Doctors and consultants ​Yes ​Yes
​Energy from waste operations​NoYes ​
​Family support workers​Yes ​Yes
​Fire service​No​Yes
​Fire service senior officers​No​Yes
​Hospital chaplain​Yes ​No
​Le Geyt​Yes ​Yes
​Manual workers ​Yes ​Yes
​Marine section​No​Yes
​Non-States workers​Yes ​Yes
​Nurses and midwives​Yes ​Yes
​Police ​Yes ​Yes
​Prison officers Yes ​​Yes
​Prison unit managers​No​Yes
​Residential child care officersYes ​​Yes
​Retained fire fighters ​Yes ​Yes
​Teachers and lecturers (Including heads and deputy heads)Yes ​​Yes
​Youth service​Yes ​Yes

*Roles that come under ‘Civil servants’ include the following types of roles:

  • Accountants

  • Secretaries

  • Human resources

  • Information services

  • All allied health professionals, for example:

    • Psychologists

    • Physiotherapists

    • Bio-medical scientists

    • Dentists

    • Occupational therapists

    • Social workers

Please note: In 2013 Jersey Airports, Jersey Harbours and Housing were included in States of Jersey figures. Since June 2014 and September 2015, those departments were incorporated to separate entities, and as such, are no longer included in States of Jersey figures.

The table below details the category of States member broken down by gender: The table should be read in conjunction with the notes below.


​ ​Senators

​ ​Connétables

​ ​Deputies

Male ​








1.The above figures are taken from the constitution of the States Assembly at the first States sitting in each year shown.

2. In 2003, one Senatorial seat was vacant at the time of the first sitting of the States. This position was later filled by a male candidate.

3. In 2011, the constitution of the States Assembly was changed to reduce the number of Senators to 10.

4. In 2014, the constitution of the States Assembly was further changed to reduce the number of Senators to eight.

The table below further details the roles and positions held by States members broken down by gender. The table should be read in conjunction with the notes below.

​Position / States body

​ ​1998

2003​ ​

2008​ ​

2013​ ​

2017​ ​











​Committee presidents​102​11​1​​-​--​​--​​-
​Committee members57​11​42​14​​--​​--​​--​
​Ministers ​-​--​​-​91​9​1​8​3​
​Deputy/Assistant ministers​-​-​-​-​--​​114​13​3​
​Scrutiny panel Chairmen​-​-​-​-​41​​32​4​1​
​Scrutiny panel members​-​-​-​-​114​11​1​10​5​
​Other States bodies​--​​-​-​208​22​8​22​8​


1. The figures above are a ‘snapshot’ taken from designated roles and memberships as at the first session of the States for each year shown.

2. The States Assembly moved from a committee based system to a ministerial based system of government in 2005 which is reflected in the table above.

3. Until 2011 Ministers could appoint Assistant Ministers without notifying the Assembly, therefore the number and breakdown of Assistant Ministers for 2008 are not held.

4. In September 2013 a new position of Minister for External Affairs was created which is reflected in an additional total of Ministers for 2017.

5. ‘Other States Bodies’ include the Privileges and Procedures Committee, the Public Accounts Committee, the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission, the Legislation Advisory Panel, the planning Committee and the States Employment Board.

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