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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Portuguese nationals living in Jersey (FOI)

Portuguese nationals living in Jersey (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 September 2022.
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Hi, I would like to know how many Portuguese Citizens are in Jersey, of which how many are from Mainland, Madeira Archipelago and from Azores Archipelago. 


The 2021 Census asked about country of birth rather than citizenship (i.e., the passport that someone holds), therefore the information as requested is not held by the Government of Jersey. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

The 2021 Census bulletin 1 details, on page 7, the place of birth of Jersey residents: 

Census Bulletin - Population characteristics ( 

Article 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. 

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