Statistical information Jersey 1990Jersey

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Jersey - Introduction 1990
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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 1990
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Location

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Area

Land boundaries: none

Coastline: 70 km

Maritime claims: Continental shelf:200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers

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

Elevation

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

Geography
Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK


Jersey - People 1990
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Population: 83,609 (July 1990), growth rate 0.9% (1990)

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 (1990)

Death rate: 10 deaths/1000 population (1990)

Net migration rate: 7 migrants/1000 population (1990)

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
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 (1990)

Life expectancy at birth: 72 years male, 78 years female (1990)

Total fertility rate: 1.3 children born/woman (1990)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Hiv/Aids

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 1990
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Country name: conventional long form: Bailiwick of Jersey

Government type: British crown dependency

Capital: Saint Helier

Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (British crown dependency)

National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)

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

Legal system: English law and local statute

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage: universal adult at age NA

Executive branch: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952; Head of Government--Lieutenant Governor Adm. Sir William PILLAR (since NA 1985; Bailiff Peter CRILL (since NA)

Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States

Judicial branch: Royal Court

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (British crown dependency)

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 1990
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Economy overview: The economy is based largely on financial services, agriculture, and tourism. 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 1986 the finance sector overtook tourism as the main contributor to GDP, accounting for 40% of the island's output. 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

Revenue

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--0.6055 (January 1990), 0.6099 (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 1990
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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

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


Jersey - Communication 1990
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Jersey - Military 1990
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Jersey - Transportation 1990
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

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

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine

Ports and terminals


Jersey - Transnational issues 1990
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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