Statistical information Jersey 1994Jersey

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Jersey in the World
Jersey in the World


Jersey - Introduction 1994
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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 1994
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Location: Western Europe, 27 km from France in the English Channel

Geographic coordinates

Map referenceEurope

Total area total: 117 km²
Land: 117 km²

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 70 km

Maritime claims
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
Arable land: 57%
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

Jersey - People 1994
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Population: 86,048 (July 1994 est.)
Growth rate: 0.7% (1994 est.)

Nationality: noun:Channel Islander(s)

Ethnic groups: UK and Norman-French descent

Languages: English (official), French (official), 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: 0.7% (1994 est.)

Birth rate: 12.81 births/1000 population (1994 est.)

Death rate: 10.1 deaths/1000 population (1994 est.)

Net migration rate: 4.25 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: 4.7 deaths/1000 live births (1994 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 76.64 years
Male: 73.54 years
Female: 80.09 years (1994 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.43 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

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

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


Suffrage: universal adult at age NA

Executive branch
Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
Head of Government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Air Marshal Sir John SUTTON (since NA 1990); Bailiff Sir Peter L. CRILL (since NA)

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 - (56 total, 52 elected) 52 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 Jersey: white with the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) extending to the corners of the flag

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Jersey - Economy 1994
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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 EU 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: 8% (1987 est.)

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 million

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 (#J) per US$1 - 0.6699 (January 1994), 0.6658 (1993), 0.5664 (1992), 0.5652 (1991), 0.5603 (1990), 0.6099 (1989; the Jersey pound is at par with the British pound

Jersey - Energy 1994
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Electricity access

Electricity production: power supplied by France

Electricity consumption
Per capita: NA (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

Jersey - Communication 1994
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Jersey - Military 1994
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Jersey - Transportation 1994
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1
Usable: 1
With permanentsurface runways: 1
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

Jersey - Transnational issues 1994
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Disputes international: none

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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