Area Information for Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE

Alwen Street in Birkenhead is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Bidston and St James ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birkenhead. This page combines information for the address Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CH41 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 CH41 8JE.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wirral
Ward Bidston and St James
Constituency Birkenhead
Region North West
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE:

Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JF
Corporation Road, Birkenhead, CH41 8JQ
Brenig Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8HZ
Corporation Road, Birkenhead, CH41 8JL
Buccleuch Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8HX
Ribble Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8HY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CH41 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE 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 2 property sales in Alwen Street 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 Alwen Street, Birkenhead 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 2
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 50
Flat (Purpose-Built) 68
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Alwen Street, Birkenhead contains a higher than average level of social housing - 81% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 3
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 58
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 47
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rent Free 0
Total 130

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 86
Two People 21
Three People 15
Four People 5
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 130

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 0
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 10
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 73
Total 104

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around CH41 8JE however is predominantly male (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 118
Female 90
Total 208

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 16
5-7 10
8-9 3
10-14 10
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 4
20-24 9
25-29 11
30-44 38
45-59 51
60-64 19
65-74 17
75-84 12
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 208

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CH41 8JE does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 83
Married 26
Divorced 43
Separated 7
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 168

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.

However, this area of the Bidston and St James ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (53%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 71
Good 39
Fair 47
Bad 39
Very Bad 12
Total 208

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Alwen Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 62% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 5
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 9
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 16
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 105
Other 10
Total 168

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Alwen Street, Birkenhead) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

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 206
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Chinese 1
Total 208

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 204
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 1
Total 208

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 CH41 8JE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 92
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 115

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.

Religion
Christian 135
No Religion 60
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 208

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bidston and St James ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 17
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 28
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 37
Other 16
Total 155

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 2
Total 28

Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE is within the Wirral Community Police Team - Hub Two policing neighbourhood, under the Merseyside Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 107 crimes were reported within half a mile of CH41 8JE.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 107 crimes committed near Alwen Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Wirral Community Police Team - Hub Two
Mortimer Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 5EU
Force Website: http://www.merseyside.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to CH41 8JE. 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 CH41 8JE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE. The nearest railway station is Birkenhead North, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Birkenhead North 290 yards
Birkenhead Park 0.8 miles
Bidston 1 mile
Wallasey Village 1.5 miles
Conway Park 1.5 miles
Upton 1.6 miles
Birkenhead Central 1.8 miles
Leasowe 1.8 miles
Birkenhead Hamilton Square 1.8 miles
Wallasey Grove Road 1.9 miles
Green Lane 2.1 miles
Moreton (Merseyside) 2.4 miles
New Brighton 2.5 miles
Liverpool James Street 2.7 miles
Rock Ferry 2.8 miles
Moorfields 2.8 miles
Liverpool Central 3.2 miles
Liverpool Central Loop Line 3.2 miles
Liverpool Lime Street 3.3 miles
Liverpool Lime Street Low Level 3.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE. The nearest is Co-op Academy Portland, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Co-op Academy Portland 390 yards  
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School 690 yards
    
Bidston Avenue Primary School 780 yards
    
Our Lady and St Edward's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Park Primary School 1 mile
    
Bidston Village CofE (Controlled) Primary School 1.1 miles
    
The Priory Parish CofE Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Manor Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St Paul's Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Kingsway Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE. The nearest is Weatherhead High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Weatherhead High School 0.8 miles
    
St Anselm's College 0.9 miles
    
Birkenhead Park School 1 mile
    
The Mosslands School 1.2 miles
    
The Oldershaw Academy 1.4 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic College, A Voluntary Academy 1.5 miles
    
Ridgeway High School 1.7 miles
    
Woodchurch High School 2 miles
    
Upton Hall School FCJ 2.1 miles
    
Prenton High School for Girls 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE. The nearest is Claughton Medical Centre - Bw Taylor And Partners, approximately 750 yards 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 Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE. The nearest is Park Road North Dental Practice, approximately 710 yards 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 Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE. The nearest is Victoria Central Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Alwen Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8JE. The nearest is Brumpton Opticians, approximately 530 yards 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.


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Broadband in CH41 8JE

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 39.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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