The Population Bulletin is published annually and contains a comprehensive collection of population data derived from administrative sources.
The last census in Guernsey was held on 29th April 2001 and a reliable method for counting the population using administrative records was developed in 2006. The method was further developed to include counts of births, deaths, immigration and emigration from 2008. This information is published each March in the Guernsey Annual Population Bulletin, which can be downloaded from below.
In 2010, the States directed the Policy Council to progress the development of a fully electronic system for reporting population data (sourced from administrative records) instead of running a traditional census in 2011.
Digimap Ltd was selected to supply the IT system in early 2013 and the project is now in its implementation phase.
The Project remains on track for completion in 2014 and an expanded population bulletin (including population by parish and other information, which was previously collected via a census) will be published annually from 2015 onwards.
The whole project will be delivered for less than the cost of one census and the on-going support costs will be approximately half the cost of running a census every five years. In addition to the cost savings, socio-demographic data will be available much more frequently.
Information on the Island's housing stock, which was previously collected via census is now available from alternative sources and is published annually in the Guernsey Annual Housing Bulletin.
Document downloadsGuernsey Annual Population Bulletin 2013 The latest Annual Population Bulletin published by the Policy Council, containing population and demographic data. Next edition due in April 2015.
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