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Caution after Jersey population rise

Population expert's prediction for island

Another boom in Jersey's population has prompted a word of caution from a Manx population analyst.

The latest official figures show 105,500 people now live in the Bailiwick - an increase of nearly 12,000 in last ten years.

More than three quarters (77%) of the rise is blamed on net migration.

Paul Craine is the author of the Isle of Man Population Atlas.

He told BBC Radio Jersey a similar influx to the Isle of Man 1980s led to a 'bulge' in working-age residents - leading to our current ageing population:

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