Census

Census 2021

Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a Census to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales, and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods.  The most recent Census took place on Sunday 21 March 2021. The first statistics were released by the Office for National Statistics on 28th June 2022 (available below) with more due to be released in the Autumn.


2021 Census First Results (June 2022)​

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.​


Census 2011

A Census Headline Statistics report is available but summaries are also available by themes and geographies.

The Cheshire West and Chester 2011 Census Change Report compares the change from the 2001 to 2011 Census

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Census 2011 by 'themes'

Census 2011 data is available by theme for all geographies including Borough, Clinical Commissioning Group, locality and ward.

Census 2011 by 'geographies'

Census 2011 data is available for all geographies including Borough, Clinical Commissioning Group, locality and ward.

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Census 2011 Ward Atlas

​The ward atlas compares the 2011 Census results at ward level across the borough.

Census 2011 Tables

​The Office of National Statistics have published around 500 different tables of results for the 2011 Census including: key statistics, quick statistics, local characteristics and detailed characteristics.