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Government of Jersey employees (FOI)

Government of Jersey employees (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 January 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Would you be able to tell me how many people are employed by the States of Jersey Government (across the board) and what grades these positions are, for the year of 2019 (eg managers, teachers, nurses, clerks, hospital consultants, HCA’s, porters, refuse collectors, and so on).


It has been concluded that the full information, as requested, is not held in recorded form. In order to answer the request, the data would need to be extracted from various sources and manipulated.

Aside from taking more than the prescribed 12.5 hours to do that work, the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 does not require a Scheduled Public Authority to manipulate data in order to provide a response.

Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been applied.

It should be noted however that all such business costs are fully audited.

Please note, a similar Freedom of Information response published for manual workers and civil servants for the period October 2018 – October 2019:

 Staff employed by the Government of Jersey (FOI)
The department has updated this to include November – December 2019. This can be accessed within the following excel spreadsheet:
Staff Numbers

Within the spreadsheet pay groups with less than five individuals employed have had disclosure control applied under Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

The number of employees in the Government of Jersey for 2019 is publish on page 147 of the Annual Report and Accounts 2019: 

The Annual Report and Accounts 2020 will be published at the end of the first quarter. Public sector pay scales can be found in the following link:

Article applied

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.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

Article 25 Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.


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