Current Facts and Figures


The latest population estimate for Cheshire East is:


The population density of Cheshire East = 342 residents per square km.

By population, Cheshire East is the 3rd largest Unitary Authority in the North West, and the 17th largest in the country.

The source for these population figures is the 2021 Census. These population estimates will next be updated in or around June 2023 when the 2022 -mid-year population figures are expected.

Other facts and figures

Other facts and figures about Cheshire East can be found on this Open Data Portal, which the council uses to share data and information.  Information released as part of the council's commitment to transparency is available on our open data and transparency page

Examples of the types of facts and figures that can be found on this Open Data Portal include:

Further information taken from the census can be accessed on the census page of this site.


Follow us on Twitter @CECResearch to see newly-released information about the borough.

Page last reviewed: 05 April 2022