Statistical information Jersey 2000Jersey

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Jersey - Introduction 2000
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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 2000
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Location: Western Europe island in the English Channel northwest of France

Geographic coordinates: 49 15 N 2 10 W

Map referenceEurope

Total: 116 km²
Land: 116 km²
Water: 0 km²
Comparative: about 0.7 times the size of Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 70 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM
Territorial sea: 3 NM

Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers

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

Extremes lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Extremes highest point: unnamed location 143 m

Natural resources: arable land
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 66%
Permanent crops: 0%
Permanent pastures: 0%
Forests and woodland: 0%
Other: 34%

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: NA

Note: largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

Jersey - People 2000
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Population: 89,361 (July 2000 est.)
Growth rate: 0.48% (2000 est.)
Below poverty line: NA%

Noun: Channel Islander
Adjective: Channel Islander

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
0-14 years: 17.77% (male 8,214; female 7,667)
15-64 years: 67.59% (male 30,065; female 30,331)
65 years and over: 14.64% (male 5,603; female 7,481) (2000 est.)

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 0.48% (2000 est.)

Birth rate: 11.28 births/1000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 9.27 deaths/1000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: 2.8 migrant(s)/1000 population (2000 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio
At birth: 1.08 male/female
Under 15 years: 1.07 male/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male/female
Total population: 0.96 male/female (2000 est.)

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 5.62 deaths/1000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 78.63 years
Male: 76.21 years
Female: 81.23 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.56 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Adult prevalence rate: NA%
People living with hivaids: NA
Deaths: NA

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Definition: NA
Total population: NA
Male: NA
Female: NA

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Jersey - Government 2000
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Country name
Conventional long form: Bailiwick of Jersey
Conventional short form: Jersey

Government type: NA

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: NA years of age; universal adult

Executive branch
Chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
Head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Air Chief Marshall Sir John CHESHIRE (since 24 January 2000) and Bailiff Philip Martin BAILHACHE (since NA February 1995)
Cabinet: committees appointed by the Assembly of the States
Elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor and bailiff appointed by the monarch

Legislative branch
Elections: last held NA (next to be held NA)
Election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 52

Judicial branch: Royal Court (judges elected by an electoral college and the bailiff)

Political parties and leaders: none; all independents

International organization participation

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

Flag descriptionflag of Jersey: white with a diagonal red cross extending to the corners of the flag and in the upper quadrant surmounted by a yellow crown a red shield holding the three lions of England in yellow

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Jersey - Economy 2000
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Economy overview: The economy is based largely on international 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 income earner. Milk products go to the UK and other EU countries. In 1996 the finance sector accounted for about 60% of the island's output. Tourism another mainstay of the economy accounts for 24% of GDP. 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. Light taxes and death duties make the island a popular tax haven.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: NA%

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: 5%
Industry: 2%
Services: 93% (1996)

Agriculture products: potatoes cauliflower tomatoes; beef dairy products

Industries: tourism banking and finance dairy

Industrial production growth rate: NA%

Labor force: 57,050 (1996)
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 0.7% (1998 est.)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line: NA%

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share
Lowest 10: NA%
Highest 10: NA%

Distribution of family income gini index

Revenues: $601 million
Expenditures: $588 million, including capital expenditures of $98 million (2000 est.)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices: 4.7% (1998)

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: $N/A
Commodities: light industrial and electrical goods foodstuffs textiles
Partners: UK

Imports: $N/A
Commodities: machinery and transport equipment manufactured goods foodstuffs mineral fuels chemicals
Partners: UK

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: none

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Jersey pounds per US dollar - 0.6764 (January 2000) 0.6596 (2000) 0.6180 (1999) 0.6037 (1998) 0.6106 (1997) 0.6403 (1996); the Jersey pound is at par with the British pound

Jersey - Energy 2000
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Electricity access

Electricity production

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports
Note: electricity supplied by France

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Jersey - Communication 2000
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular: 4,400 (1997)

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Jersey - Military 2000
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Jersey - Transportation 2000
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix


Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Jersey - Transnational issues 2000
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

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