Area Information for Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH

Meols Drive in West Kirby is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Hoylake and Meols ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wirral West. This page combines information for the address Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CH48 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wirral
Ward Hoylake and Meols
Constituency Wirral West
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 Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH:

Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DA
Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DB
Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5JG
Murray Grove, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5JU
Orrysdale Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5BU
Roseacre, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5JW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CH48 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH 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 Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral 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 7
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11
Flat (Converted) 79
Residence in Commercial Building 29
Total 178
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 61
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
Total 163

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 70
Two People 52
Three People 18
Four People 19
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 163

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 52
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 118

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 Wirral West constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 159
Female 167
Total 326

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 20
5-7 8
8-9 4
10-14 20
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 19
25-29 25
30-44 93
45-59 52
60-64 18
65-74 23
75-84 19
85-89 11
90+ 1
Total 326

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CH48 5DH 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 102
Married 100
Divorced 30
Separated 14
Widowed 22
Same Sex 1
Total 269

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.

Very Good 169
Good 114
Fair 32
Bad 9
Very Bad 2
Total 326

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 131
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Other 10
Total 269

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral) 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 310
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 7
Other Asian 2
Total 326

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 290
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 6
Other 15
Total 326

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 CH48 5DH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 279
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 35

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 176
No Religion 111
Buddhist 1
Hindu 6
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 27
Total 326

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 112
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 7
Total 238

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 182

Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH is within the Wirral Community Police Team - Hub One policing neighbourhood, under the Merseyside Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2019, 44 crimes were reported within half a mile of CH48 5DH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 44 crimes committed near Meols Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Wirral Community Police Team - Hub One
Manor Road
CH44 1DA
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to West Kirby. 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 CH48 5DH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH. The nearest railway station is West Kirby, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Kirby 290 yards
Hoylake 1.1 miles
Manor Road 1.5 miles
Meols 2.1 miles
Moreton (Merseyside) 3.7 miles
Leasowe 4.2 miles
Upton 4.2 miles
Bidston 5 miles
Heswall 5.6 miles
Birkenhead North 5.6 miles
Wallasey Village 5.8 miles
Wallasey Grove Road 6 miles
Birkenhead Park 6.2 miles
Conway Park 6.8 miles
Birkenhead Central 6.8 miles
Green Lane 7 miles
New Brighton 7.1 miles
Rock Ferry 7.2 miles
Birkenhead Hamilton Square 7.2 miles
Bebington 7.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH. The nearest is West Kirby Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
West Kirby Primary School 320 yards
West Kirby St Bridget's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Black Horse Hill Infant School 0.9 miles
Black Horse Hill Junior School 0.9 miles
Hoylake Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 1.5 miles
Great Meols Primary School 2.4 miles
Thurstaston Dawpool CofE Primary School 2.6 miles
Greasby Infant School 2.6 miles
Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School 2.7 miles
Greasby Junior School 2.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH. The nearest is West Kirby Grammar School, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
West Kirby Grammar School 340 yards
Hilbre High School 1 mile
Calday Grange Grammar School 1.1 miles
Upton Hall School FCJ 3.6 miles
Pensby High School 3.7 miles
Woodchurch High School 4.5 miles
Ridgeway High School 4.6 miles
St Anselm's College 5.7 miles
The Mosslands School 5.7 miles
Weatherhead High School 5.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH. The nearest is Estuary Medical Practice, approximately 280 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 Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH. The nearest is Heathfield Dental Practice, approximately 110 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 9 closest hospitals to Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH. The nearest is Arrowe Park Hospital, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH. The nearest is Harris Opticians, approximately 360 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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