Population risen by more than 5,000 in past ten years

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JERSEY’S population has risen by over 5,000 in the last ten years, a new report has revealed.

The first results of the 2021 Census have been published by Statistics Jersey and have shown that 103,267 people lived in the Island on 21 March last year – this compares to 97,857 in 2011.

According to results from the Census, which happens every ten years, the resident population of Jersey has been increasing over the last 70 years. The first figure recorded in 1951 was 55,244.

However, figures released by the government in 2019 estimated that Jersey’s resident population was 107,800 – meaning that the number of people in the Island could have decreased in recent years.

The 2021 figures revealed that 35% of the Island’s population lived in St Helier, 13% in St Saviour and 11% in St Brelade. The least populated parish was St Mary which only had 1,818 residents.

68,055 Islanders are aged 16-64, 16,476 are under 16 and 18,736 are over 65.

More to follow in tomorrow’s JEP.

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