The survey was designed to allow everyone the opportunity to have their say at the cost of being statistically representative. When respondents self-select, results can be skewed by people lobbying for particular issues. This possibility was diluted by the range of the survey topics and the sheer volume of participation. Trends in people's responses were also monitored as the survey progressed and remained quite consistent, so we believe the results provide a useful insight into public opinion.
Which parishes did respondents come from?
How did respondents describe themselves?
The survey asked respondents how they described themselves rather than asking about place of birth or nationality.
While the results are not, therefore, directly comparable with the 2011 census, those figures can provide some context.
In 2011, half (50%) of Jersey residents were born in Jersey. Nearly a third (31%) were born in the British Isles. About one in 14 (7%) of the resident population were born in Portugal/ Madeira and 3% were born in Poland.
What was the survey's age/ gender profile?
The graph compares the age of respondents with the age profile of Jersey's population in 2011.
For example, 15% of survey respondents were aged 26- 35. In the 2011 census, 14% of Islanders were in this age group.
54% of respondents were female and 45% male.
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