Jersey People - 2023


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102,785 (2023 est.)


noun: Channel Islander(s)

adjective: Channel Islander

Ethnic groups

Jersey 44.4%, British 30.5%, Portuguese/Madeiran 9.4%, Polish 3%, Irish 2.1%, other 10.6% (2021 est.)


English (official) 94.5%, Portuguese 4.6%, other 0.9% (includes French (official) and Jerriais)

(2001 est.)

note: data represent main spoken language; the traditional language of Jersey is Jerriais or Jersey French (a Norman language), which was spoken by fewer than 3,000 people as of 2001;  two thirds of Jerriais speakers are aged 60 and over


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

Age structure

0-14 years: 16.89% (male 8,958/female 8,405)

15-64 years: 65.19% (male 33,888/female 33,121)

65 years and over: 17.91% (2023 est.) (male 7,871/female 10,542)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 44.5

youth dependency ratio: 21.3

elderly dependency ratio: 23.2

potential support ratio: 4.3 (2021 est.)

note: data represent Guernsey and Jersey

Median age

total: 37.5 years

male: 36 years

female: 39.5 years (2020 est.)

Population growth rate

0.61% (2023 est.)

Birth rate

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

Death rate

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

Net migration rate

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

Population distribution

fairly even distribution; no notable trends


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

34,000 SAINT HELIER (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female

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

65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female

total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2023 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 3.81 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 4.25 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 3.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2023 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 82.83 years

male: 80.34 years

female: 85.47 years (2023 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.66 children born/woman (2023 est.)

Gross reproduction rate

0.8 (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 Guernsey

Current health expenditure


Physicians density


Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: 98.5% of population

unimproved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: 1.5% of population (2017)

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 Jersey 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 Jersey 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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