Datasets and statistics
Cheshire West and Chester has a population of 357,200 and covers 350 square miles. The borough is located in the North West of England and includes the historic city of Chester and the industrial and market towns of Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Helsby, Malpas, Neston, Northwich and Winsford. About a third of the population live in rural areas.
According to the government’s ‘Indices of Deprivation’, the overall quality of life is good for many residents; however, there are places where some communities experience multiple disadvantages.
Cheshire West and Chester's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) brings together data and intelligence to help us understand the health and wellbeing of the local borough, the wider determinants that impact upon health, and the health inequalities that exist.
Information and reports are available on:
- Characteristics of the local population
- Health and wellbeing issues such as excess weight, falls, mortality, breastfeeding, injuries, suicide
- Lifestyle issues such as smoking, alcohol consumption, sexual health, physical activity
- Children and young people such as health, attainment, vulnerable children
- Education attainment, housing issues, social care
- The local economy
- Relative deprivation, child poverty, poverty affecting older people
- Residents views of quality of life and experience of local services
- Insight and Intelligence
The Insight and Intelligence Team manages our research and consultation projects for the Council. Current consultations and outcomes of previous consultations can be found at:
This is an independent report of the health needs and issues of the local population. It is the Director of Public Health’s professional statement about the health of local communities.
The Director of Public Health’s Annual Report should:
- Contribute to improving the health and well-being of local populations.
- Reduce health inequalities.
- Promote action for better health, through measuring progress towards health targets.
- Assist with the planning and monitoring of local programmes and services that impact on health over time.