The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) brings together data and intelligence that helps us understand the needs of our local population. This information includes a combination of statistics and the views of local people to produce a detailed picture of the borough.

The JSNA is organised under the themes of:

  • population
  • starting well (information about children and young people)
  • living well
  • working well
  • ageing well

Information about the performance of Cheshire West and Chester Council is available in the Performance Dashboard on the Perfomance West Cheshire website.

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Please note: Ward boundaries in Cheshire West and Chester changed in May 2019. This means that some products on this website produced before May 2019 contain statistics for wards that no longer exist and should be used with caution.


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The Insight and Intelligence Team provides a wide range of data and intelligence that forms the JSNA. It is an evidence base used to help plan and re-shape local services to meet the needs of the local community.


This section contains data on Covid-19
Covid-19 statistics​


This section includes information about the local population including estimates by different geographies such as borough, locality, ward, CCG and parish; population forecasts; information about specific groups of people such as those with a disability, BME or LGBT+; and the indices of deprivation. It also includes key products such as Census 2011, locality dashboards, ward snapshots, tartan rug of local health, compendium of health and wellbeing and mid year population estimates. Views of local residents are captured in the Adult Socal Care Survey, Carers Survey and consultation with other groups.


Starting Well

This section includes information about children and young people such as special educational needs, child poverty, mental health, self-harm, vulnerable children, attainment, lifestyle issues, and health issues. It also includes key products such as quick looks stats, childrens centre dashboards, childrens centre geographical analysis of need and the village of 100 children

Living Well

This section includes information about life expectancy, mental wellbeing, disease and long-term conditions, lifestyles, wider determinants of health and the pharmaceutical needs assessment.

Working Well

The working well section contains data about the local economy and employment, featuring JSNA products the Economic Dashboard and monthly economic summaries.

Ageing Well

This section contains information on older people and includes topics such as dementia, excess winter deaths, falls and loneliness in older people.

Local views

​Consultations and research including residents' and service users views.

Local views

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