Residential Property in Jersey
The Jersey House Price Index measures the combined weighted average price of 1 and 2-bedroom flats and 2, 3 and
The principal data source for the Jersey House Price Index is the Jersey Property Bulletin, supplemented by
information on type and size of property provided by the States of Jersey Housing Department.
The average (mix-adjusted) house price in Jersey was £360,000 in Quarter 4 2006, up from £335,000 the
The overall average price of dwellings sold in Jersey grew by 6.5% in 2006.
Jersey’s population was 87,186 at the last Census in March 2001. By the end of 2004 this had increased to
The average (Mix-adjusted) house price over the past 18 months has been substantially flat, although
four-bedroom houses rose 7% during 2009. Turnover was generally a fifth lower than the long term average.
In 1949, the island established a housing control system as a form of population control and this was
subsequently amended in 1970. This remains in force today
In general terms, anyone born in Jersey and who spends 10 years in the island, automatically becomes
entitled to rent and buy property in the island.
Essential Worker licences are also available to people whose presence here would benefit the island. A
licence is linked to a particular job.
The Housing Law is very complex and guidance is provided on the Jersey Government website Regulations
Note re the above graph
The methodology used to calculate the House Price Index was revised in 2002. The
new index represents a weighted average price of 1- and 2-bedroom flats and 2-,3-
and 4-bedroom houses and bungalows. Previously the methodology had focused on
3-bedroom houses. As such the two indices are not directly comparable, but in
general terms can be used to provide an overall indication of longer-term movements
in Jersey house prices.
Jersey House price statistics