The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) brings together data and intelligence that helps us understand the needs of our local population.

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Please note: The 2021 Census population estimate for Cheshire West and Chester is 357,200.  This is higher than the Office for National statistics had previously estimated the population (343,800 mid-2020 estimate).  Products on this website including State of the Borough Report, Population Estimates and Population Forecasts were produced before the Census results were published.  Population in all these products should be used with caution as the 2021 Census provides the most accurate estimate of the population.  These products will be updated with the latest census based population estimates over the coming months. 

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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Data and Intelligence

This section contains key data for Cheshire West and Chester across a variety of themes.

State of the Borough Dashboard  (key data in the following themes: population, inequality and deprivation, business and economy, skills and employment, health and wellbeing, crime, education, transport and connectivity, culture and tourism, housing, environment and community)


Population estimates​ and 2021 Census population​

Covid-19 statistics​

Poverty Research Pack 2022​

CACI Digital Vulnerability Indicators 2022​

Paycheck 2021 Household Disposable Income​

Acorn Profiles 2021 - Ward and Care Community available​

Labour Market Profiles 2020​​

Indices of multiple deprivation 2019 

Ward profiles 2019​

Population Forecasts 2018​

Mortality and life expectancy report 2018


Needs Assessments

This section contains Joint Strategic Needs Assessments produced in the last five years.

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Starting Well

Living Well

Specific population groups​

Council performance

Resident and user views

​Resident views about the local area and services are available on Participate Now. This includes current conslutations and past consultations where findings can be viewed.

Participate Now​​​

Key strategies

Links to national resources


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