Area Information for Birkenhead, CH42 8WL
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in February 2013. 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.
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 8WL:
|Mount Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8NN|
|Mendip Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8NU|
|Mendip Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8NT|
|Mendip Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8NR|
|Mount Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8NJ|
|Cotswold Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8NX|
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 8WL 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||9|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Birkenhead contains a higher than average level of social housing - 61% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||12|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||109|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||28|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||13|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||63|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||26|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||63|
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 CH42 8WL however is predominantly male (60%). 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).
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of CH42 8WL there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 55% 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.
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 Birkenhead and Tranmere 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.
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)||43|
|2+ A Levels||46|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||44|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
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 8WL
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||0|
|Middle East or Asia||3|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||27|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||10|
|Looking After Home or Family||6|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||41|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||2|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||7|
|Accommodation and Food||6|
|Information and Communication||7|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||6|
|Public Administration and Defence||17|
|HealthInc. Social Work||31|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
Birkenhead, CH42 8WL 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near CH42 8WL|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Wirral Community Police Team - Hub Two
Below are the details of the closest services to CH42 8WL. 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 8WL.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birkenhead, CH42 8WL. The nearest railway station is Birkenhead Hamilton Square, approximately 310 yards away.
|Birkenhead Hamilton Square||310 yards|
|Conway Park||half a mile|
|Birkenhead Central||0.7 miles|
|Green Lane||1 mile|
|Liverpool James Street||1 mile|
|Birkenhead Park||1.1 miles|
|Liverpool Central||1.4 miles|
|Liverpool Central Loop Line||1.4 miles|
|Liverpool Lime Street||1.6 miles|
|Liverpool Lime Street Low Level||1.6 miles|
|Rock Ferry||1.7 miles|
|Birkenhead North||2 miles|
|Edge Hill||2.7 miles|
|St Michaels||2.9 miles|
|Wallasey Village||3 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birkenhead, CH42 8WL. The nearest is Cathcart Street Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Cathcart Street Primary School||0.7 miles|
|The Priory Parish CofE Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Woodlands Primary School||1 mile|
|St Werburgh's Catholic Primary School||1.1 miles|
|St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Wallasey||1.2 miles|
|Kingsway Primary School||1.2 miles|
|Riverside Primary School||1.2 miles|
|St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School||1.2 miles|
|Birkenhead Christ Church CofE Primary School||1.2 miles|
|Our Lady and St Edward's Catholic Primary School||1.3 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birkenhead, CH42 8WL. The nearest is Birkenhead Park School, approximately 1.3 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Birkenhead Park School||1.3 miles||
|Liverpool Life Sciences UTC||1.4 miles||
|The Studio School Liverpool||1.4 miles||
|St Anselm's College||1.6 miles||
|Prenton High School for Girls||2 miles||
|Weatherhead High School||2.2 miles||
|The Oldershaw Academy||2.4 miles||
|Notre Dame Catholic College||2.4 miles||
|The Belvedere Academy||2.4 miles||
|King's Leadership Academy, Liverpool||2.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birkenhead, CH42 8WL. The nearest is Hamilton Medical Centre, approximately 680 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Hamilton Medical Centre||680 yards|
|Dr Sekhar Karyampudi||0.8 miles|
|Vittoria Med Ctr G||0.8 miles|
|Whetstone Lane Medical Centre - Cm Pleasance||1 mile|
|Ropewalks General Practice||1.1 miles|
|Ropewalks General Practice - Brownlow Health||1.2 miles|
|St Catherine's Health Centre||1.3 miles|
|Devaney Medical Centre - Jw Bates||1.3 miles|
|ST JAMES HEALTH CENTRE||1.4 miles|
|Brownlow Health @ Marybone||1.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Birkenhead, CH42 8WL. The nearest is Hamilton Square Dental Practice, approximately 560 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Hamilton Square Dental Practice||560 yards|
|Atlantic Dental Practice at Ropewalks||1.2 miles|
|Poulton Dental Practice||1.2 miles|
|Wirral Community NHS Trust||1.3 miles|
|mydentist, Cavendish Road, Claughton||1.3 miles|
|The Liverpool Brace Place||1.3 miles|
|The Liverpool Brace Place Limited||1.3 miles|
|Balls Road Dental Practice||1.4 miles|
|Devonshire Park Dental Centre||1.6 miles|
|The Orthodontic Practice||1.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Birkenhead, CH42 8WL. The nearest is Pds Medical - Pall Mall Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.
|Pds Medical - Pall Mall Hospital||1.2 miles|
|St Catherine's Hospital||1.3 miles|
|Windsor House||1.8 miles|
|Victoria Central Hospital||1.9 miles|
|Royal Liverpool University Dental Hospital||2 miles|
|The Royal Liverpool University Hospital||2.1 miles|
|Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust||2.1 miles|
|Spire Liverpool Hospital||3.7 miles|
|Mossley Hill Hospital||3.7 miles|
|Arrowe Park Hospital||4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birkenhead, CH42 8WL. The nearest is Rayner Opticians, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Rayner Opticians||0.7 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||0.7 miles|
|Vision Express (UK) Ltd||0.8 miles|
|R A Carr||0.8 miles|
|Eye 2 Eye, (Gartshore Optical Centre)||0.9 miles|
|Mark Blankstone Opticians||1.1 miles|
|Optical Express||1.1 miles|
|Jonny Goggles||1.1 miles|
|Boots-Liverpool - Lord St||1.2 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.