Guernsey People - 2023


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67,642 (2023 est.)


noun: Channel Islander(s)

adjective: Channel Islander

Ethnic groups

Guernsey 53.1%, UK and Ireland 23.9%, Portugal 2.2%, Latvia 1.5%, other Europe 2.8%, other 4.4%, unspecified 11.4% (2020 est.)

note: data represent population by country of birth; the native population is of British and Norman-French descent


English, French, Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts


Protestant (Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist), Roman Catholic

Age structure

0-14 years: 14.38% (male 5,006/female 4,722)

15-64 years: 64.48% (male 22,005/female 21,611)

65 years and over: 21.14% (2023 est.) (male 6,646/female 7,652)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 48.6

youth dependency ratio: 23.9

elderly dependency ratio: 24.6

potential support ratio: 4.1 (2021 est.)

note: data represent Guernsey and Jersey

Median age

total: 44.3 years

male: 43 years

female: 45.6 years (2020 est.)

Population growth rate

0.22% (2023 est.)

Birth rate

9.73 births/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Death rate

9.17 deaths/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Net migration rate

1.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2023 est.)


urban population: 31.2% of total population (2023)

rate of urbanization: 0.68% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

note: data include Guernsey and Jersey

total population growth rate v. urban population growth rate, 2000-2030

Major urban areas - population

16,000 SAINT PETER PORT (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female

total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2023 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 3.3 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 3.79 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 2.78 deaths/1,000 live births (2023 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 83.42 years

male: 80.73 years

female: 86.24 years (2023 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.59 children born/woman (2023 est.)

Gross reproduction rate

0.77 (2023 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate


Drinking water source

improved: total: 94.2% of population

unimproved: total: 5.9% of population (2017 est.)

note: includes data for Jersey

Current health expenditure


Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: 98% of population

unimproved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: 1.2% of population (2017)

note: data represent Guernsey and Jersey

Children under the age of 5 years underweight


Education expenditures



total population: NA

male: NA

female: NA

Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24)

total: 15.8%

male: 15.9%

female: 15.6% (2021 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Guernsey on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guernsey 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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