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Inward migration figures (FOI)

Inward migration figures (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 24 March 2016.


It was suggested to me that I contact you regarding the number of newly registered persons to Jersey since the new system came into place 3 years ago. The Statistics Unit uses an assumption of inward migration by residential status to help support housing policy etc, but recommended that I ask for real figures from you as opposed to using outdated assumption made in 2013.

Using data from the 2011 census on new arrivial by education and residentail status I can then assume the level of educational attainment of inward migration etc.

Clarified Request  

Please can you tell me the number of working age (16-64) people who arrived in Jersey in 2014 or 2015 who had a Control of Housing and Work Law (CHWL) card issued to them. This should be broken down by residential and employment status.


The table below shows the number of working-age people who arrived in Jersey between 2014 and 2015 and were issued a Control of Housing and Work Law card by the Social Security Department, by residential and employment status and year of arrival.

It should be noted that:

  • the Social Security Department system records the date of arrival as declared by the individual
  • the residential and employment status is that of the first card issued to each person
  • people may have since left the Island, for example seasonal workers
  • these figures may include a small number of school leavers registering for the first time
​Residential and employment status ​​Year of arrival in Jersey ​
​Entitled for work​207​189
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