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Population by local authority, locality, ward, age, gender and ethnicity

Cheshire West and Chester has four locality areas: Chester, Ellesmere Port, Rural, and Northwich and Winsford. The borough is made up of 46 smaller geographical areas called wards.

Please contact the Insight and Intelligence Team (research@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk) if you have any queries or need help using information on this page.

Population information is also available from the 2011 Census at local authority, locality and ward level.  The 2011 Census includes estimates of the population by ethnic group.

Population by Clinical Commissioning Group

Cheshire West and Chester is served by two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s).

Population and demographic information including gender, age and the protected characteristics are available in the demographic profiles.

Information from the 2011 Census is also available at Clinical Commissioning Group level.

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Each year the Office of National Statistics (ONS) produces a mid-year estimate of the population in England and Wales, local authorities and smaller geographical areas. 

The latest data tables of mid-year population estimates from ONS:

Population Forecasts

​Population forecasts for the local authority, localities and clinical commissioning groups are available in our population forecast report:


Acorn Ward Profiles

Acorn ward profiles are a dataset that describes all households in the UK according to their demogrphic type. Households are classified into groups according to their lifestyle, life stage and affluence. These ward profiles set out the number and proportion of households in each acorn group for each ward.​​

Acorn Ward Profiles

Other Geographies

Population by children’s centre is available in our Children’s Centre Profiles in the in the Starting Well section.

Population estimates for other geographies including parliamentary constituencies, middle super output areas and lower super output areas are available externally via the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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