Jersey’s Population Tops 105,000
Jersey’s population has risen yet again – to more than 105,000.
It’s an increase of more than 11,000 in a decade.
1200 more people came to Jersey than left last year, with 100 more births than deaths.
More than 3/4 of the growth over the last ten years came from inward migration.
Assistant Chief Minister Constable Chris Taylor says the continual rise is a big issue that needs urgent attention.
“The Council of Ministers has already met to discuss population, as this is one of the most important issues facing Jersey. We need a sustainable way of managing migration so we deliver a good quality future for all Islanders, while also supporting and working with business.
“I have been asked by the Chief Minister to support him in this work, which I expect to be an important part of the new Council’s plans in the Autumn. We will develop these plans in consultation with States Members.”