If you are thinking of moving to Chester or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Chester to figures for Cheshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Chester is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Chester Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Chester has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Chester is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Cheshire West and Chester||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||7.4%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.3%||8.3%|
Chester General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Chester. The percentage of residents in Chester rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Chester rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Chester is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Cheshire West and Chester||England|
Chester Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics
Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.
|Grade||Cheshire West and Chester||England|
Chester Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Chester are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Chester has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.
|Country||Cheshire West and Chester||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.4%||9.4%|
Chester Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Chester as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Chester is also older than the average, making Chester a older persons location.
|Age||Cheshire West and Chester||England|
|Age 0 to 4||5.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.3%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.4%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.9%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.4%||2.3%|
Chester Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Chester come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.
|Benefit||Cheshire West and Chester||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.7%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Chester Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Chester and are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Qualification||Cheshire West and Chester||England|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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