Ageing Well

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.


​Falls are the largest cause of emergency hospital admissions for older people and significantly impact on long term outcomes such as the need to move from their home into care.


Resident Views

​Views of the community and user groups:

Related Topics

Information on older people is available in the following reports:

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- browse indicators at different geographical levels

- benchmark against the regional or England average

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