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CONTACTS                                        TOPICS COVERED
                                                  • Population
Produced By: Research & Intelligence Unit
                                                  • Economic Trends
             Cheshire County Council
                                                  • Leisure & Recreation
             County Hall                          • Health
             Chester                              • Education
             Cheshire. CH1 1SF                    • Environment
                                                  • Social Inclusion & Regeneration
Tel: (01244) 972409                               • Community Safety
E-mail: Gordon.Hamilton@cheshire.gov.uk




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‘CHESHIRE WEST & CHESTER’ IN                                                    Page
CONTEXT
‘Cheshire West & Chester’ has a population of            Map and Introduction   1–2
327,500 and an area of 91,664 hectares. In
addition to ‘Cheshire East’ on the east, it is
                                                         Population             3–4
bounded on the west by the Welsh border, to
the north by the Mersey Valley, and to the
south by the Shropshire border. It includes the          Economic Trends        4
historic town of Chester, the industrial towns of
Ellesmere Port, Northwich, and Winsford,
together with Neston, Frodsham, Helsby and               Leisure & Recreation   4
Malpas.
                                                         Health                 5
In the 2007, Cheshire Omnibus Survey the
majority of Cheshire West and Chester
residents (93%) liked living in their home area.         Education              5
When respondents were asked specifically
about their quality of life (from the 2005 Quality       Environment            5
of Life Survey) 46% described it as very good
and a further 46% described it as quite good.            Social Inclusion &
2% said it was very or quite poor.                                              6
                                                         Regeneration

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POPULATION                                                                  •   24% of Cheshire West & Chester
                                                                                households      were     all  pensioner
Size & Distribution                                                             households (North West 24%, England &
  •    Cheshire West & Chester has a                                            Wales 24%), of these 19,012 (58%) were
       population of 327,500 (2006 mid-year                                     pensioners living alone.
       estimate)                                                          Households
  •    This is 5% of the North West’s population
       and 0.6% of England & Wales' population                              •   In 2001, there were 132,887 households
                                                                                with residents in Cheshire West &
Density                                                                         Chester
  •    The area of Cheshire West & Chester is                               •   99% of people lived in households
       91,664 hectares                                                          (England & Wales 98%) and 1% in
                                                                                communal establishments
  •    The population density is 3.57 people per
       hectare.                                                             •   Household       composition    generally
                                                                                reflected the England & Wales patterns
Age Distribution                                                            •   30% of households had dependent
% of Age Groups Distribution 2006 Mid Year                                      children (North West 30%, England &
     Estimate Cheshire West & Chester                                           Wales 29%)
                                                                            •   27% of households were people living
 30%
                                                                                alone (North West 31%, England &
 25%                                                                            Wales 30%).
 20%                                                                      Housing
 15%                                                                        •   In 2006 the average house price was
                                                                                £188,000 compared to the North West
 10%
                                                                                average £157,500
  5%                                                                        •   In 2006 there were 143,700 dwellings in
                                                                                Cheshire West & Chester with the
  0%
       0-4   5-9   10-14   15-24   25-44   45-64    65-74   75-84   85+         highest % in council tax band B (23%).
                                                                          Ethnic Background and Religion
  •    The age structure of Cheshire West &
       Chester is slightly older than that of                               •   According to the 2005 ethnicity
       England & Wales                                                          estimates, 3% of Cheshire West &
                                                                                Chester’s population was ‘non-white’
  •    5% of Cheshire West & Chester’s
       population is aged under 5 and 12% are                               •   In 2001 81% of Cheshire population said
       aged 5 to 14                                                             they were Christian compared with 78%
                                                                                in the North West and 72% in England &
  •    17% are aged 65 or more
                                                                                Wales
  •    There will be around 5% fewer children
                                                                            •   96% of the population were born in the
       living in Cheshire West & Chester by
                                                                                United Kingdom.
       2026 than there were in 2006
  •    The number of people aged 85+ will                                 Socio-Economic Group
       double between 2006 and 2026.                                        •   In 2001, 29% of ‘Cheshire West &
Family Structure                                                                Chester’ workers were managerial and
                                                                                professional workers (social class AB),
  •    In 2001, the average household size was                                  compared with 18% in the North West
       2.39.                                                                    and 21% in England & Wales


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   •   20% of Cheshire West & Chester                            West and England & Wales) and 30%
       workers were semi-skilled and unskilled                   had 2 ‘A-level’ equivalents or more (25%
       manual (social class D), compared with                    in the North West and 28% in England &
       19% in the North West and 16% in                          Wales.
       England & Wales.
                                                       Unemployment
Sources: Census of Population 2001
         ONS Population & ethnicity estimates               •    Unemployment in Cheshire West &
         Cheshire CC Population Estimates                        Chester in December 2007 was 1.7%
         Land Registry                                           (residence rate), compared with a Great
         Valuation Office Agency
                                                                 Britain rate of 2.1%, and North West rate
                                                                 of 2.4%.
                                                       Businesses
ECONOMIC TRENDS
                                                        •       There were 9,830 VAT registered
Employment                                                      businesses in 2006. 970 businesses had
   •   Total number of employees in Cheshire                    registered in the previous year.
       West & Chester was 150,200 in 2006
                                                       Sources: Census of Population 2001
   •   11%       of    employees      worked      in
                                                                Office for National Statistics (NOMIS)
       manufacturing in Cheshire West &                         IDBR 2005
       Chester in 2006, the same as Great                         Agricultural Census 2006
       Britain                                                   1
                                                                  Location quotients (LQs)1 can be used
   •   82% were employed in services in                          to show whether a particular activity is
       Cheshire West & Chester in 2006, a                        more concentrated in a particular
       similar figure for Great Britain, 83%                     geographical area than it is nationally.
   •   Agricultural employment stood at 3,600
   •   Average household income was £35,200            LEISURE & RECREATION
   •   Cheshire      West      &    Chester     has
       employment concentrations in chemicals          Visits to Cheshire West & Chester Attractions
       and pharmaceuticals (LQ1=2.4), financial        There are a number of historic properties,
       intermediation      (2.6)   and     auxiliary   gardens, museums, art galleries and other
       financial services (1.5).                       attractions across Cheshire West & Chester.
                                                       In 2005,
Qualifications
                                                          • Over 1,009,454 people visited Chester
The 2001 Census found:                                        Zoo
                                                          • Around 150,000 visited the Anderton
   •   22% of residents aged 16-74 in Cheshire
                                                              boat lift.
       West & Chester had qualifications at
       degree level or higher compared with               In the 2006 Cheshire Community survey
       17% in the North West and 20% in                       75% of residents used the internet. 67 %
       England & Wales                                        had broadband.
   •   27% of Cheshire West & Chester                  Sources: North West Tourist Board
       residents     aged    16-74    had    no                 Cheshire Current Facts and Figures 2006
       qualifications at all (32% in the North
       West, 29% in England & Wales)
   •   37% of       Cheshire West & Chester
       residents had qualifications less than 2
       ‘A-level’ equivalents (36% in the North


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                                                      •   80% of pupils achieved level 4 or above
                                                          in Key Stage 2 English with 78% for Key
HEALTH
                                                          Stage 2 Maths
General Health                                        •   74% of pupils achieved level 5 or above
                                                          in key stage 3 English with 78% for key
Limiting long-term illness (LLTI) is a self
                                                          stage 3 Maths.
reported measure of someone’s health, asking
                                                   Source: Research & Statistics, Education
if a person has ‘any long-term illness, health             Department, Cheshire CC
problem or handicap which limited work or daily
activities’, based on the 2001 Census:
  • 18% of people in Cheshire West &               ENVIRONMENT
      Chester had a limiting long-term illness
                                                   Car Availability
      compared with 21% of people in the North
      West and 18% in England & Wales.                •   Car availability in 2001 (from the 2001
  In the 2006 Cheshire Community Survey                   Census) was high with 80% of
                                                          households owning at least one car
  • 15% said they smoked
                                                          (England & Wales 73% car ownership)
  • 84% drank alcohol, with 8% drinking more
                                                      •   37% of Cheshire West & Chester
      than 22 units a week.
                                                          households owned 2 or more cars
Disability Living Allowance                               (England & Wales 29%).
  •   At May 2007, 5% of the total population      Travel to Work
      were claiming disability living allowance,
                                                      • The car was the dominant means of
      compared to 6% for the North West
                                                        travel to work by Cheshire residents
  •   Of these claimants 15% were due to                (72% drivers or passengers in the 2001
      mental health causes compared to 15%              Census)
      for the North West.
                                                      • Other means of travel to work were: foot
Births and Deaths                                       (9%),bus (4%), and train (1%)
  •   In 2006 the crude birth rate (births per        • At the 2001 Census the most popular
      1,000 population) was 11 compared with            destinations outside Cheshire West &
      12 for the North West and 13 for                  Chester to work were Cheshire East and
      England& Wales                                    Flintshire
  •   The crude death rate (deaths per 1,000          • The most popular origins for people
      population) was 10 compared to 10 for             travelling into Cheshire West & Chester
      the North West and 9 for England &                were Flintshire & Wirral.
      Wales.                                       CO2 emissions
Sources: Census of Population 2001                    • Within Cheshire West and Chester
         Department of Work and Pensions ONS VS1        Domestic CO2 emissions per capita was
                                                        2.55 tonnes (UK = 2.5 tonnes).
                                                   Climate Change
EDUCATION
                                                      • In the 2007 Cheshire Omnibus Survey:
GCSE results                                          • 90% said that recycling was important to
  •   In 2006 60% of GCSE candidates                    combat climate change
      achieved 5 or more GCSE’s at grade A*-          • 91% also said waste minimisation was
      C                                                 important to combat climate change.
                                                   Sources: Census of Population 2001
                                                            Defra 2007



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SOCIAL INCLUSION AND REGENERATION




Index of Multiple Deprivation                         •   The above map shows the 30 areas
                                                          that fall within the top 20% most
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is a              deprived areas in England
national deprivation index and is used to
                                                      •   14% of Cheshire West & Chester’s
determine policy and funding, and feeds into
                                                          population live in these deprived areas
initiatives such as Local Area Agreements.
                                                          (2006 estimates)
The IMD is based on 7 domains:
                                                      •   Overall Lache ParkL1 ranked 1 out of
    • Income
                                                          211 lower layer super output areas in
    • Employment                                          Cheshire West & Chester nationally
    • Health Deprivation and Disability                   making it the most deprived Cheshire
    • Education, Skills and Training                      West & Chester LLSOA.
    • Barriers to Housing and Services             Sources: Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007

    • Crime                                        Community Involvement /Cohesion
    • Living Environment                            In the 2007 Cheshire Omnibus Survey:
The data mainly refers to 2005 and it is based        • 37% of respondents said they had
at lower layer super output area geography.              undertaken voluntary work
In Cheshire West & Chester there are 211
                                                      • 39% agreed that they can influence
lower layer super output areas.
                                                         decisions in their local area
                                                      • 66% of respondents said that they
                                                         agreed they lived in an area where


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        people from different backgrounds got
        on well together.

COMMUNITY SAFETY

Fires attended
  •     In 2005 there were 4 fires attended per
        1,000 population, which is similar to the
        North West (4) and England & Wales
        (3)
Crime
  •     In 2006/7 there were 29,992 recorded
        crimes in Cheshire West & Chester,
        this is 90 per 1,000 population
  •     There were 1,304 crimes recorded as
        burglary (dwelling), this is 10 per 1,000
        households
  •     The Quality of Life Survey 2005
        highlighted that ‘reducing crime and
        disorder is respondents’ top priority for
        improving their quality of life
  •     Around two-thirds (62%) felt worried or
        very worried about being a victim of
        crime

Sources: Management Information Unit, Cheshire
         Constabulary.
         Communities & Local Government, Research
         and Statistics Division




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