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Population up to 63,711

Population up to 63,711

Tuesday 31 January 2023

Population up to 63,711

Tuesday 31 January 2023


Guernsey's population is possibly the highest it has ever been, with an estimated 63,711 people living in the island, including Herm and Jethou, at the end of March last year.

Statistics published by the States today show that the population is therefore higher than it has been for more than a decade, since the current electronic census system was introduced.

The population is 410 people higher than it was the year before - with a natural decrease of 81 and a net migration of 491.

The 63,711 currently living here, reside in 25,244 households with 30.4% of us living in St Peter Port. 

91.6% of the population live on the Local Market with just 7.3% on the Open Market. 

2022 population census

Pictured: The population statistics for the last decade.

In 2001 the census recorded a population of 59,807 people which was at that time reported as "the largest ever". That was the last time a formal census was carried out locally.

It was decided in 2005 that the planned 2006 census would not be held and instead a system of counting the population using social security numbers and education records was investigated. 

That decision rolled into 2010 too with the 2011 census also cancelled. Money was re-directed into the launch of a Rolling Electronic Census Project which now regularly provides population statistics for the States.

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