Area Information for Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX

This postcode in Birkenhead is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Rock Ferry ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birkenhead. This page combines information for the address Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CH42 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2002. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wirral
Ward Rock Ferry
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 Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX:

Egerton Gardens, Birkenhead, CH42 4SB
Delyn Close, Birkenhead, CH42 4RH
Egerton Park, Birkenhead, CH42 4RA
Bedford Avenue, Birkenhead, CH42 4QY
Bedford Avenue, Birkenhead, CH42 4QX
Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4PD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CH42 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 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 20
Semi-Detached 43
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 53
Flat (Converted) 49
Total 181
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birkenhead contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 73
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 174

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 93
Two People 44
Three People 17
Four People 11
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 174

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 33
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 61
Total 151

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 Birkenhead constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 179
Female 182
Total 361

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 14
5-7 8
8-9 11
10-14 13
15 1
16-17 16
18-19 3
20-24 19
25-29 26
30-44 75
45-59 66
60-64 33
65-74 19
75-84 27
85-89 11
90+ 19
Total 361

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CH42 4ZX 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 143
Married 91
Divorced 35
Separated 7
Widowed 36
Same Sex 2
Total 314

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 Rock Ferry ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (69%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 134
Good 115
Fair 68
Bad 41
Very Bad 3
Total 361

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 56
Apprenticeship 8
2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs 44
No GCSEs 100
Other 11
Total 314

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 95% 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 344
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 4
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Other 2
Total 361

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 342
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 7
Total 361

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 CH42 4ZX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 265
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 91

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 255
No Religion 77
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 361

Economic Activity Embed This

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 96
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 43
Other 6
Total 257

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 10
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 137

Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX 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, 124 crimes were reported within half a mile of CH42 4ZX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 124 crimes committed near CH42 4ZX
Neighbourhood Team Address Wirral Community Police Team - Hub Two
Mortimer Street
CH41 5EU
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to CH42 4ZX. 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 CH42 4ZX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX. The nearest railway station is Rock Ferry, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rock Ferry 560 yards
Green Lane 0.9 miles
Bebington 1 mile
Birkenhead Central 1.3 miles
Conway Park 1.6 miles
Port Sunlight 1.7 miles
Birkenhead Hamilton Square 1.7 miles
Brunswick 1.9 miles
Birkenhead Park 2.1 miles
Spital 2.3 miles
Liverpool James Street 2.6 miles
St Michaels 2.7 miles
Liverpool Central 2.9 miles
Liverpool Central Loop Line 2.9 miles
Birkenhead North 2.9 miles
Moorfields 2.9 miles
Upton 3 miles
Bromborough Rake 3 miles
Liverpool Lime Street 3 miles
Liverpool Lime Street Low Level 3.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX. The nearest is Bedford Drive Primary School, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bedford Drive Primary School 500 yards
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 650 yards
Well Lane Primary School 670 yards
Rock Ferry Primary School 700 yards
Mersey Park Primary School 0.6 miles
St John's Catholic Junior School 0.7 miles
Devonshire Park Primary School 0.8 miles
St John's Catholic Infant School 0.8 miles
Grove Street Primary School 0.9 miles
Town Lane Infant School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX. The nearest is Prenton High School for Girls, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Prenton High School for Girls 630 yards
St John Plessington Catholic College 0.9 miles
Co-op Academy Bebington 1.2 miles  
Wirral Grammar School for Girls 1.5 miles
Wirral Grammar School for Boys 1.5 miles
Birkenhead Park School 1.8 miles
St Anselm's College 1.9 miles
Liverpool Life Sciences UTC 2.3 miles
The Studio School Liverpool 2.3 miles
Ridgeway High School 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX. The nearest is Gladstone Medical Centre - M Salahuddin, approximately 680 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 Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX. The nearest is Woodlands Dental Practice, approximately 650 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 Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX. The nearest is St Catherine's Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birkenhead, CH42 4ZX. The nearest is The Rock Ferry Optical Centre, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Rock Ferry Optical Centre 430 yards
Frederick Howard Opticians 1.1 miles
Price Opticians 1.1 miles
P K McMullen 1.1 miles
R T Booth & Co Ltd 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
I R McGarvey Opticians 1.3 miles
Rayner Opticians 1.4 miles
Boots-Birkenhead 1.4 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.4 miles

* 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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