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Cheshire and north Wales: population
Total population 1996 (’000s) Population change 1981-96 (%)
Cheshire    
Chester 119 2
Congleton 87 8.2
Crewe & Nantwich 114 15.3
Ellesmere Port 81 -2.3
Malton 123 -0.1
Macclesfield 153 1.8
Vale Royal 115 3.3
Warrington 189 11.3
North Wales    
Isle of Anglesey 67 -1.5
Gwyredd 118 5.3
Conwy 111 11.8
Denbighshire 92 6.4
Flintshire 145 4.6
Wrexham 123 3.4
Source: Regional Trends, 1998
 
North Wales: employment, 1995
Industry North-east Wales (’000s) North-west Wales (’000s)
Primary 1.9 3.1
Manufacturing 37.7 12.3
Construction 4.1 3.5
Distribution, hotels etc 20.2 29
Transport and communications 3.5 3.6
Banking and finance 8.6 8.3
Public administration, Education, health 24 35
Other services 3.6 4.9
Total 103.6 100.1
Source: Annual Employment Survey, 1995
Wirral and west Cheshire: growth in employment, 1991-95
Actual employment growth (%) Industry effect (%) Local effect (%)
Chester 0 0.5 -0.5
Ellesmere Port 2.7 -1 3.7
Wirral -7.2 -0.5 -6.7
North-west region -2.2 -0.8 -1.4
Source: Business Strategies, 1997
Wirral and west Cheshire: employment forecast
Level 1997 (’000s)   Average annual growth
Sector   1997-2000 (%) 2000-2004 (%)
Agriculture and forestry 1.7 -3.9 -1.7
Mining and utilities 1.4 -4.8 -2.3
Metals, minerals and chemicals 12.8 -1.8 -2.1
Engineering 10.1 -1.7 -3.5
Other manufacturing 13.5 -0.7 -4.6
Construction 7.6 -0.9 -1.4
Distribution and hotels 39.3 0.3 -0.1
Transport and communications 6.7 -2 -2
Financial and business services 25 0.4 -0.2
Government services 59.5 0 1.7
Total 177.6 -0.3 -0.8
Source: CEWTEC, 1998