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Urology by enumeration district (FOI)

Urology by enumeration district (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 24 September 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I refer to a previously published Freedom of Information request at the following link:

Patients attending the Urologist (FOI)

Whilst this provides useful information, the granularity resulting from the Parish by Parish aspect limits its usefulness. I have just discovered that there is an excellent Jersey Interactive Census Map Tool which will assist at;

Jersey Interactive Census Map

I would be grateful if you could supply me with an Enumeration District map from this tool showing the proportion of people, as reflected in the 2011 census, in each Enumeration District who are attending the Urologist at the General Hospital for bladder problems. The information that you have already provided identifies a urology attendance rate of around 2%; I would be grateful if the map could have an attendance resolution of 0.25% points.

I realise and accept that there will be a temporal discrepancy between the 2011 census data and the current hospital attendance data; this will not be a problem to me.

The number of residents in each Enumeration District, as at 2011 census, data is already available, as is the Urologist data. I expect that an Enumeration District to postcode lookup table is also available to you. However, if this is not the case, the States Jersey Mapping Service have correlation data - postcode to the geographical co-ordinate data used in the census.

The correlation information between sickness and location I am seeking will no doubt be known to the Medical Officer of Health or be readily available to her.


The information requested is not held data and there is no obligation under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 to create data.

It has been estimated that to produce it would exceed the cost limitations under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Regulations 2014.

Articles applied

Article 3 Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

Article 4 Meaning of “information to be supplied by a public authority”

(1) For the purposes of this Law, the information held by a public authority at the time when a request for the information is received is the information that is to be taken to have been requested.

(2) However, account may be taken of any amendment or deletion made to the information between the time when the request for the information was received and the time when it is supplied if the amendment or deletion would have been made regardless of the request for the information.

Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.[5]

(2) Despite paragraph (1), a scheduled public authority may still supply the information requested on payment to it of a fee determined by the authority in the manner prescribed by Regulations for the purposes of this Article.

(3) Regulations may provide that, in such circumstances as the Regulations prescribe, if two or more requests for information are made to a scheduled public authority –

(a) by one person; or

(b) by different persons who appear to the scheduled public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign,

the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them.

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