Statistical information Guernsey 1994Guernsey

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Guernsey in the World


Guernsey - Introduction 1994
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Background: The island of Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II.

Guernsey - Geography 1994
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Location: Western Europe, in the English Channel, 52 km west of France between UK and France

Geographic coordinates

Map referenceEurope

Total area total: 194 km²
Land: 194 km²

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 50 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 3 nm

Climate: temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast

Terrain: mostly level with low hills in southwest


Natural resources: cropland
Land use

Land use
Arable land: NA%
Permanent crops: NA%
Meadows and pastures: NA%
Forest and woodland: NA%
Other: NA%

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: NA

Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

Guernsey - People 1994
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Population: 63,719 (July 1994 est.)
Growth rate: 1.01% (1994 est.)

Nationality: noun:Channel Islander(s)

Ethnic groups: UK and Norman-French descent

Languages: English, French; Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts

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

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 1.01% (1994 est.)

Birth rate: 13.21 births/1000 population (1994 est.)

Death rate: 9.97 deaths/1000 population (1994 est.)

Net migration rate: 6.81 migrant(s)/1000 population (1994 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA
International agreements: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 6.6 deaths/1000 live births (1994 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 78.15 years
Male: 75.45 years
Female: 80.88 years (1994 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.68 children born/woman (1994 est.)

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

Total population: NA%
Male: NA%
Female: NA%

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Guernsey - Government 1994
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Country name
Conventional long form:
Bailiwick of Guernsey
conventional short form

Government type: British crown dependency

Capital: Saint Peter Port

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; justice is administered by the Royal Court

International law organization participation


Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
Head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Lt. Gen. Sir Michael WILKINS (since NA 1990); Bailiff Mr. Graham Martyn DOREY (since February 1992)

Legislative branch: unicameral
Assembly of the States: elections last held NA (next to be held NA); results - no percent of vote by party since all are independents; seats - (60 total, 33 elected), all independents

Judicial branch: Royal Court

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation: none

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

Flag descriptionflag of Guernsey: white with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) extending to the edges of the flag

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Guernsey - Economy 1994
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Economy overview: Financial services account from more than 50% of total income. Tourism, manufacturing, and horticulture, mainly tomatoes and cut flowers, have been declining. Bank profits (1992) registered a record 26% growth. Fund management and insurance are the two other major income generators.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: 9% (1987)

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: tomatoes, flowers (mostly grown in greenhouses), sweet peppers, eggplant, other vegetables, fruit; Guernsey cattle

Industries: tourism, banking

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:$208.9 million

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: calendar year

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: tomatoes, flowers and ferns, sweet peppers, eggplant, other vegetables
Partners: UK (regarded as internal trade)

Imports: $NA
Commodities: coal, gasoline, and oil
Partners: UK (regarded as internal trade)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $NA

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Guernsey pounds (#G) per US$1 - 0.6699 (January 1994), 0.6658 (1993), 0.5664 (1992), 0.5652 (1991), 0.5603 (1990), 0.6099 (1989; note - the Guernsey pound is at par with the British pound

Guernsey - Energy 1994
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 525 million kWh

Electricity consumption
Per capita: 9,060 kWh (1992)

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

Guernsey - Communication 1994
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Guernsey - Military 1994
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Guernsey - Transportation 1994
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 2
Usable: 2
With permanentsurface runways: 2
With runways over 3659 m: 0
With runways 2440-3659 m: 0
With runways 1220-2439 m: 1

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Guernsey - Transnational issues 1994
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Disputes international: none

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

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