Chester - Demography

Demography

Chester has a large White British population of around 94.3% of the population. 1.3% described themselves as Irish. 2% as other White. 0.9% described themselves as Asian. 0.7% described themselves as mixed race. 0.3% described themselves as Chinese. 0.2% described themselves as Black or Black British and 0.3% are classed as other.

Chester also has a large number of Christians at 76.4%. 14% have no religion and 8.2% are not stated. 0.7% are Muslim. 0.1% are Sikhs. 0.1% are Jewish. 0.2% are Buddhists.

There is a Shah Jalal Mosque in Blacon.

There were 90,925 living within the Chester urban area, which includes Saltney and Broughton, in 2001. This population is forecast to grow by 5% in the period 2005 to 2021. The resident population for Chester District in the 2001 Census was 118,207. This represents 17.5% of the Cheshire County total (1.8% of the North West population). The resident population for the wider Cheshire County in the 2001 Census was 673,777.

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