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Alderney Electronic Census Report

The pioneering Rolling Electronic Census Project, which was completed in March of this year, provides comprehensive population statistics for Alderney as well as Guernsey at no additional cost.

A traditional Census was conducted in Alderney in 2013 and the results have been compared with the outputs of the Electronic Census to ensure confidence in the figures derived by the new method. The two methods measure the population in different ways, so some differences are to be expected, but the figures are reassuringly similar.

The first collection of Alderney information, which is published today in the Alderney Electronic Census Report, includes information on migration, age profiles and property ownership along with a host of other information. This intention is for this Report to be published at the same time as the Guernsey Annual Report in future years.

Victor Brownlees, Chief Executive of the States of Alderney, said:

"This information will really help support Alderney's economic development work. It will greatly improve the evidence base for decision making in the States of Alderney and also in the States of Guernsey in respect of transferred services. It's an extremely valuable resource, which gives a clear and up to date picture of trends almost in real time, which is something we could never get from a traditional census."

Colin Vaudin, chief Information Officer of the States of Guernsey said:

"It is vital that policy formulation and decision-making is done on the basis of robust, verifiable and timely information. The eCensus is a tool that provides that, and which will be enhanced over the coming months and years as well. I am pleased that we are able to deliver a benefit for Alderney as well as Guernsey, and that we are working together in this way."