Area Information for Chester, CH2 1HJ

This postcode in Chester is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Upton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of City of Chester. This page combines information for the address Chester, CH2 1HJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CH2 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CH2 1HJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ward Upton
Constituency City of Chester
Region North West
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Chester, CH2 1HJ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found one property sale in CH2 1HJ since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Chester consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 7
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 140
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 191
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Chester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 59% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 82
Rented: Other 14
Rent Free 5
Total 163

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 110
Two People 31
Three People 15
Four People 6
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 163

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 56
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 55
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 153

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in City of Chester constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 145
Female 162
Total 307

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 10
5-7 3
8-9 0
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 19
20-24 47
25-29 50
30-44 89
45-59 28
60-64 11
65-74 10
75-84 13
85-89 11
90+ 12
Total 307

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CH2 1HJ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 59% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 180
Married 43
Divorced 27
Separated 8
Widowed 32
Same Sex 0
Total 290

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 158
Good 88
Fair 15
Bad 32
Very Bad 14
Total 307

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 132
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 45
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 18
No GCSEs or Equivalent 39
Other 22
Total 290

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 81% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 250
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 12
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 7
Other Asian 2
Black African 16
Other 3
Total 307

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 217
Wales 19
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 15
Other 45
Total 307

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to CH2 1HJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 201
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 17
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 50

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 184
No Religion 77
Buddhist 3
Hindu 10
Jewish 0
Muslim 11
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 20
Total 307

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Upton ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 141
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 6
Total 254

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 79
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 193

Chester, CH2 1HJ is within the Upton policing neighbourhood, under the Cheshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near CH2 1HJ
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Below are the details of the closest services to CH2 1HJ. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for CH2 1HJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Chester, CH2 1HJ. The nearest railway station is Bache, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bache 780 yards
Chester 1.4 miles
Capenhurst 3.8 miles
Ellesmere Port 4.9 miles
Overpool 5.1 miles
Stanlow & Thornton 5.3 miles
Little Sutton 5.4 miles
Hawarden Bridge 5.4 miles
Shotton 5.6 miles
Hawarden 5.7 miles
Ince & Elton (Cheshire) 5.7 miles
Hooton 6.7 miles
Helsby 7 miles
Mouldsworth 7.2 miles
Buckley 7.2 miles
Eastham Rake 7.4 miles
Penyffordd 7.9 miles
Bromborough 8.4 miles
Hope (Flintshire) 8.6 miles
Neston 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Chester, CH2 1HJ. The nearest is St Theresa's Catholic Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Theresa's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Upton Heath CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
Mill View Primary School 0.8 miles
Chester Blue Coat Church of England Primary School 1 mile
The Arches Community Primary School 1 mile
Highfield Community Primary School 1 mile
Upton Westlea Primary School 1 mile
Newton Primary School 1.1 miles
J H Godwin Primary School 1.4 miles
St Martin's Academy Chester 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Chester, CH2 1HJ. The nearest is Upton-by-Chester High School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Upton-by-Chester High School 1.3 miles
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College 1.5 miles
Chester International School 1.9 miles  
Queen's Park High School 2 miles
The Catholic High School, Chester 2.4 miles
The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School 2.4 miles
St David's High School 2.8 miles  
Christleton High School 3.5 miles
The Whitby High School 3.6 miles
Ellesmere Port Catholic High School 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Chester, CH2 1HJ. The nearest is Upton Village Surgery, approximately 0.8 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Chester, CH2 1HJ. The nearest is Deva Dental Surgery, approximately 1 mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Chester, CH2 1HJ. The nearest is Countess Of Chester Hospital, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Chester, CH2 1HJ. The nearest is Asda Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.