Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Jersey instead of Guernsey, you would:

Economy

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Jersey, that number is 4.0%.

Life

have 26.5% more children


In Guernsey, there are approximately 9.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Jersey, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.5% less likely to have internet access


In Guernsey, approximately 83.3% of the population has internet access. In Jersey, about 59.6% do.

Geography

see 40.0% more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 km of coastline. In Jersey, that number is 70 km.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. 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 is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Jersey compared to Guernsey? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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