Population growth

Population increase highest in eight years

Rebecca Thorn

BBC News Online

Bar graph showing annual population change
States of Guernsey

Guernsey's population reached 62,792 by the end of March 2019, increasing by an extra 459 people from the previous year.

The 0.7% rise is the highest percentage increase the island has seen since 2011.

By 2034, Guernsey's population is expected to reach a maximum of 64,000 people, before gradually falling to to 59,000 by 2065.

The most recent electronic census also shows employment figures for Guernsey, highlighting an overall decrease of 0.03% in the number of employed or self-employed people by the end of September 2019.

Women were recorded as earning £30,578 on average, compared to £37,124 for men.

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