Cheshire West and Chester has a higher proportion of older residents than the England average with 19.9% of our population aged 65 or over compared to the England figure of 17.3%. This proportion is forecast to increase over the next ten years to 23.5%. In other words, around one in five people are currently aged 65 or over, by 2023 we forecast this will be closer to one in four.
Many older people feel they are in good or very good health but as people grow older an increasing proportion have multiple long term conditions.
Around 15% of people aged 85 and over live in a residential setting.