Breaking Down The Voters’ List By Age and Gender

Jamaica’s February 25, 2016  general election was conducted on the November 30, 2015 voters’ list. This list has 1,824,410 registered voters. The ECJ reported that 34, 907 new names were added to this list, while 3, 536 names were removed, a net increase of 31, 371 more names than the 1,793,039 on the previous list published in May 2015.

Interested in a demographic breakdown of the list? See the charts below:

number of registered voters by gender
Chart showing the Number of Registered Voters by Gender on the November 30, 2015 Voters’ List. Source: EOJ

 

number of registered voters by age group
Chart showing the Number of Registered Voters by Age Group on the November 30, 2015 Voters’ List. Source: EOJ

 

number of newly registered persons on november 30 2015 voters list
Chart showing the Number of Newly Registered Voters on the November 30, 2015 Voters’ List by Age Group. Source: EOJ

A few key points from the charts above:

  • At 51% of the electorate, registered female voters outnumber their male counterparts slightly on the voters’ list
  • The 25 to 34 age group accounts for the most registered voters, followed closely by the 35 to 44 group
  • Youth, specifically those age 18-24, accounted for the most newly registered voters in the last swing of registrations before the February 25th election. At 72% of newly registered voters on the November 30th list, 24,964 persons aged 18-24 registered to vote in this period.
  • Unsurprisingly then, the last wave of registrations saw the group of registered voters in the 18-24 age group grow by 11%. Changes in other groups were marginal in comparison. See table the below for details:

 

Age Group % Change
18 to 24 11.1%
25 to 34 0.9%
35 to 44 0.6%
45 to 54 0.6%
55 to 64 0.6%
65+ 0.4%

 

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