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Diaspora in Jersey and voting (FOI)

Diaspora in Jersey and voting (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 30 January 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Number of diaspora in Jersey


Number of diaspora registered to vote


Number of diaspora who actually voted in last election



The most recent information we have on the make-up of Jersey’s population is from the 2011 Jersey Census, published in the Census report and available on our website.

From the 2011 Census, Jersey’s resident population was 97,857, of which 50% were not born in Jersey (49,204 people). The total resident population includes 6,061 residents of Jersey who were absent on census day and excludes 2,052 short-term visitors to the Island who were present on census day.

See Table 2.2 in Chapter 2 of the census report for a breakdown of the resident population by place of birth.

For the purposes of the 2011 Census, a person was deemed to be resident in Jersey if they “lived or intended to live in Jersey for one month or more. People who were usually resident in Jersey, but not present on census day (temporarily absent), were also included”. There is further information in Chapter 2 of the Census report, which breaks down the population by ethnicity which you may find useful. Also, Table A4 in the Detailed Data Tables in the Appendices of the report provides a detailed breakdown of the population by place of birth.

2011 census

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