- The 2011 Census found that 81.6% of people were in very good or good health [Ref4] .
- Life expectancy at birth for men is 79.9 years, just above the national average of 79.6 years. For women, it is 82.8 years compared to the England average of 83.1 years (2015-17) [Ref21].
- People in Cheshire West and Chester can expect to spend a higher proportion of their lives in good health than the England average and fewer years spent in poor health. The number of years spent in “not good” health is 13 years for men compared to 16.2 years for England, and 17.7 years for women compared to 19.3 years for England [Ref21].
- Those living in more deprived areas have significantly lower life expectancy. The inequality gap in life expectancy at birth is widest for men at 10.4 years. The gap for women is 9.1 years [Ref21].
- Cancer and heart disease are the key diseases that contribute to inequalities for both men and women. Coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths make the biggest difference for men and lung cancer for women [Ref22].
- Smoking levels have fallen markedly in recent decades and are below the England average; however 13.8% of Cheshire West and Chester’s adults are smokers [Ref23]. 78% of residents feel stop smoking initiatives are well promoted locally [Ref24].
- Around one in five adults are not physically active; 19.7% compared to 22.2% in England [Ref25]. 68% of residents feel keeping active initiatives are well promoted in the area [Ref24].
- 63.5% of adults are estimated to be overweight or obese (62.0% in England) [Ref26]. Two thirds of residents (64%) feel that healthy weight initiatives are well promoted [Ref24].
- In Cheshire West and Chester, 29% of residents drink at levels that could harm their health, similar to the England average [Ref27]. 72% of residents feel that responsible drinking initiatives are well promoted [Ref24].
- Around 1,300 people aged 18 and over have a moderate or severe learning disability[Ref28].
- 10 small neighbourhood areas in Cheshire West and Chester are predicted to have amongst the highest levels of loneliness for older people in England and Wales [Ref29].
- The number of people with dementia in Cheshire West and Chester is forecast to increase from around 4,900 in 2015 to around 8,700 in 2035 [Ref30].
- At the time of the 2011 Census [Ref4], 11.3% (37,121) of people said they provided more than one hour unpaid care per week, with around 8,500 providing more than 50 hours per week.
- 3.4% of the adult population is in contact with secondary mental health services, lower than the England rate (5.4) [Ref30].
- One in six adults aged 16 and over in England report experiencing symptoms of a common mental health disorder. This is over 46,000 adults in Cheshire West and Chester [Ref31].
- Using the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale, the mental well-being score for residents has improved slightly from 25.4 in 2011 to 26 in 2017 [Ref24].
- Locally, 88.2% of adults with a learning disability live in their own home, or with their family. This is in line with the North West average and above the national average (77.2%) [Ref32].
- Cheshire West and Chester council provided Adult Social Care services to 6,791 people aged 18 and over from 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018. 2,057 people between the ages 18 – 64 and for a further 4,734 who were over 65 years old [Ref33].
- Cheshire West and Chester supported approximately 4,085 adults in 2017/2018 to manage their own support as much as they wish, so they are in control of what, how and when support is delivered to match their needs[Ref34].
Ref4: 2011 Census, Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0
Ref21: Public Health Outcomes Framework 2019, Public Health England
Ref22: Mortality and Life Expectancy JSNA, November 2017, Cheshire West and Chester Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
Ref23: Smoking prevalence in adults (APS) – current smokers (2018), Local Tobacco Control Profiles, Public Health England
Ref24: Your Voice Matters Residents Survey 2017, Insight and Intelligence, Cheshire West and Chester Council
Ref25: Percentage of physically inactive adults, 2017/18, Public Health Outcomes Framework, Public Health England
Ref26: Percentage of adults aged 18+classified as overweight or obese (current method), 2017/18, Public Health Outcomes Framework, Public Health England
Ref27: Local Alcohol Consumption Survey, 2015, Public Health England
Ref28: Learning disability (2019) - Projecting Adult Needs and Service Information, Oxford Brookes University and Institute of Public Care
Ref29: Predictions of loneliness for older people, Cheshire West and Chester JSNA, Davidson, S, Rossall, P (2015). Evidence Review: Loneliness in Later Life, Age UK.
Ref30: 2015-based Dementia forecasts, Insight and Intelligence, Cheshire West and Chester Council
Ref31: 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, NHS Digital
Ref32: Measures from the adult social care outcomes framework, England 2017-18, ASCOF 1G
Ref33: Adult social care activity and finance report, England 2017-18, tables LTS001a and STS001
Ref34: Adult social care activity and finance report, England 2017-18, tables LTS001a