Information on Guernsey's Population
The Policy Council is bringing forward the Population Policy Group's proposals for a population management mechanism which will be debated in January 2012. This mechanism will need to provide the States with the ability to manage, as far as possible, the size and make-up of the Island's population and will ultimately replace the Housing Control regime.
In the States Report, the Policy Council recommends the States to "approve the replacement of the Housing Control and Right to Work Laws with a population management regime, based on a system of Permits for Residence and Employment, which determines and manages the circumstances under which people may reside in Guernsey, for what reasons and for how long".
If this recommendation is accepted, the Policy Council will return to the States with detailed proposals for debate on all aspects of a new regime.
The States Report can be downloaded by clicking States Report (Billet I) [709kb] and previously published reports are available below.
Supplementary document - Public Responses to the Consultation Document [1Mb]
Supplementary document - Responses from the Community and Professional Organisations [3Mb]
Consultation document - Managing Guernsey's Population [3Mb]
Supplementary document - Development of the Open Market [618kb]
Since 2006, population estimates have been provided by the States of Guernsey Social Security Department. These figures are provided in an annual bulletin, which can be downloaded from the right hand side of this page. The bulletins include population headcount, demographics, quarterly migration and natural increase, housing licence and projections data.
Click Annual Population Bulletin 2011 [260kb] to download the latest (March 2010) population bulletin (published in May 2011, next edition due in April / May 2012)
The last Census was held on 29th April 2001 (the Guernsey States agreed to not hold a Census in 2011). The full 2001 Census reports for Guernsey and Alderney can be downloaded from from the right hand side of this page
Please contact the Policy & Research Unit for more information regarding population statistics.