Census Data

Cheshire East: Previously served in the UK armed forces

Location Type: Unitary Authorities, ONS Geographic Code: E06000049

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Key Facts

All Residents 398,772
Male 195,577
Female 203,195
Households 174,856
Population Density (people/km2) 341.9
Table Codets071
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options5

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by whether or not they have previously served in the UK armed forces. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


Identifies people who have previously served in the UK armed forces. This includes those who have served for at least one day in armed forces, either regular or reserves, or Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations.

Quality Statement

Many who have previously served in the UK armed forces will be older males because of National Service. We applied extra quality assurance to correct some answers from currently serving personnel.

More information at the ONS website

UK armed forces veteran indicator: Total: All usual residents 329,474
Previously served in UK armed forces 9,584
Previously served in UK reserve armed forces 2,670
Previously served in both regular and reserve UK armed forces 572
Has not previously served in any UK armed forces 316,648

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