Statistical information Jersey 1989Jersey

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Jersey - Introduction 1989
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Background: The island of Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II.

Jersey - Geography 1989
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Geographic coordinates

Map reference


Land boundaries: none

Coastline: 70 km

Maritime claims
Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 3 nm

Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers

Terrain: gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast


Natural resources: agricultural land
Land use

Land use: NA% arable land; NA% permanent crops; NA% meadows and pastures; NA% forest and woodland; NA% other; about 58% of land under cultivation

Irrigated land

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

Jersey - People 1989
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Population: 82,860 (July 1989), growth rate 0.9% (1989)

Nationality: noun - Channel Islander(s; adjective - Channel Islander

Ethnic groups: UK and Norman-French descent

Languages: English and French (official), with the Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts

Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate: 12 births/1000 population (1989)

Death rate: 10 deaths/1000 population (1989)

Net migration rate: 7 migrants/1000 population (1989)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 6 deaths/1000 live births (July 1989)

Life expectancy at birth: 72 years male, 78 years female (July 1989)

Total fertility rate: 1.3 children born/woman (1989)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access


Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: NA%, but probably high

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Jersey - Government 1989
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Country name: conventional long form: Bailiwick of Jersey

Government type: crown dependency of the UK

Capital: Saint Helier

Administrative divisions: none (crown dependency of the UK)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (crown dependency of the UK)

National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

Constitution: unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice

Legal system: English law and local statute; justice is administered by the Royal Court

International law organization participation


Suffrage: universal adult

Executive branch: Chief of State - Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952; Head of Government - Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Adm. Sir William PILLAR (since NA 1985; Bailiff and President of the Assembly of the States and the Royal Court Peter CRILL (since NA 1975)

Legislative branch: the lieutenant governor and commander in chief is the personal representative of the crown and is entitled to sit and speak in the Assembly of the States (legislature) but not vote; the Assembly is presided over by the bailiff who has a right of dissent and a casting vote; it consists of 12 senators (elected for six years), 12 constables (triennial), and 29 deputies (triennial; the crown is ultimately responsible for the island's good government

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (crown dependency of the UK)

Flag descriptionflag of Jersey: white with the diagonal red cross of St. Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) extending to the corners of the flag

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Jersey - Economy 1989
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Economy overview: The economy is based largely on agriculture and tourism. There are few other natural resources. Potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, and especially flowers are important export crops, shipped mostly to the UK. The Jersey breed of dairy cattle is known worldwide and represents an important export earner. Milk products go to the UK and other EC countries. In recent years the government has encouraged light industry to locate in Jersey, with the result that an electronics industry has developed alongside the traditional manufacturing of knitwear. All raw material and energy requirements are imported, as well as a large share of Jersey's food needs.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: potatoes, cauliflowers, tomatoes; dairy and cattle farming

Industries: tourism, banking and finance, dairy

Industrial production growth rate: NA%

Labor force: NA
Labor force

Unemployment rate: NA%

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues $308.0 million; expenditures $284.4 million, including capital expenditures of NA (1985)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: 1 April-31 March

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $NA
Commodities: light industrial and electrical goods, foodstuffs, textiles
Partners: UK

Imports: $NA
Commodities: machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, foodstuffs, mineral fuels, chemicals
Partners: UK

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $NA

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Jersey pounds (LJ) per US$1 - 0.5631 (January 1989), 0.5614 (1988), 0.6102 (1987), 0.6817 (1986), 0.7714 (1985; the Jersey pound is at par with the British pound

Jersey - Energy 1989
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Electricity access

Electricity production

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Jersey - Communication 1989
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Jersey - Military 1989
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Jersey - Transportation 1989
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1 with permanent-surface runways 1,220-2,439 m (St. Peter)

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Jersey - Transnational issues 1989
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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