Methodology

What defines the Digital Sector?

The definition used in this release was developed by Digital Jersey, drawing from analysis done by the OECD using the UN Standard Industrial Classifications (SICs) along with UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). Digital Jersey’s definition differs from the UK in that it includes e-commerce and advertising agencies, as sectors dependent on technology.

Methodology                                                                         

These estimates have been produced using Population Office sources (Manpower returns) from identified digital businesses by SIC classification.

Sectoral Definitions

Please see below the assigned standard industrial classifications of all sub-sectors Jersey includes in its definition of the digital sector.

Standard Industrial Classification
Description
26.11
Manufacture of electronic components
26.12
Manufacture of loaded electronic boards
26.2
Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment
26.3
Manufacture of communication equipment
26.4
Manufacture of consumer electronics
26.8
Manufacture of magnetic and optical media
46.51
Wholesale of computers, computer peripheral equipment and software
46.52
Wholesale of electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts
47.9
Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
58.11
Book Publishing
58.12
Publishing of directories and mailing lists
58.13
Publishing of newspapers
58.14
Publishing of journals and periodicals
58.19
Other publishing activities
58.21
Publishing of computer games
58.29
Other software publishing
59.11
Motion picture production activities
59.12
Video production activities
59.13
Television programme production activities
59.14
Motion picture projection activities
59.2
Sound recording and music publishing activities
60.1
Radio broadcasting
60.2
Television programming and broadcasting activities
61.1
Wired telecommunications activities
61.2
Wireless telecommunications activities
61.3
Satellite telecommunications activities
61.9
Other telecommunications activities
62.01
Software development
62.02
Information technology consultancy activities
62.03
Computer facilities management activities
62.09
Other information technology service activities
63.11
Data processing, hosting and related activities
63.12
Web portals
63.91
News agency activities
63.99
Other information service activities n.e.c.
73.11
Advertising Agencies
95.11
Repair of computers and peripheral equipment
95.12
Repair of communication equipment

This Framework helps provide the basis for what Government will do to achieve a diverse economy, connected society and efficient Government.

However, the specific actions that we will take are not laid out in this document. They will be developed by Government Ministries, the development agencies, industry and regulators over the coming years in accordance with the Objectives in this Framework.

We will communicate with Islanders about our progress and the actions we are undertaking on a regular basis, and we want to be held up to the goals and targets we have set out here.