Area Information for Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD

Links Close in Wirral is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the West Kirby and Thurstaston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wirral West. This page combines information for the address Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CH48 8DD.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wirral
Ward West Kirby and Thurstaston
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 Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD:

Gourleys Lane, Wirral, CH48 8AS
Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8AW
Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8BY
Burlingham Avenue, Wirral, CH48 8AP
Grammar School Lane, Wirral, CH48 8GG
Burlingham Avenue, Wirral, CH48 8AJ

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 Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD 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 4 property sales in Links Close 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 Links Close, Column Road, Wirral consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 109
Semi-Detached 28
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 141
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 71
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 2
Total 137

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 31
Two People 51
Three People 13
Four People 27
Five People 14
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 57
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 91

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 50% male.

Male 177
Female 179
Total 356

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 18
8-9 12
10-14 26
15 4
16-17 16
18-19 6
20-24 11
25-29 5
30-44 50
45-59 97
60-64 28
65-74 34
75-84 26
85-89 8
90+ 1
Total 356

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CH48 8DD 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 54
Married 197
Divorced 12
Separated 3
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 282

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 224
Good 88
Fair 30
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 356

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Links Close and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 153
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Other 5
Total 282

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% white.

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 328
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 13
Chinese 1
Other Asian 3
Black Caribbean 1
Total 356

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 313
Wales 8
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 6
Other 18
Total 356

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 8DD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 320
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 20

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 268
No Religion 52
Buddhist 3
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 8
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 18
Total 356

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the West Kirby and Thurstaston ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 83
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 42
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 247

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 14
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 28
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 25
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 165

Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Links Close
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 CH48 8DD. 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 8DD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD. The nearest railway station is West Kirby, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Kirby 0.8 miles
Hoylake 1.6 miles
Manor Road 1.8 miles
Meols 2.2 miles
Moreton (Merseyside) 3.5 miles
Upton (Merseyside) 3.5 miles
Leasowe 3.8 miles
Bidston 4.5 miles
Heswall 4.6 miles
Birkenhead North 5.1 miles
Wallasey Village 5.5 miles
Birkenhead Park 5.6 miles
Wallasey Grove Road 5.7 miles
Conway Park 6.1 miles
Birkenhead Central 6.2 miles
Green Lane 6.2 miles
Rock Ferry 6.4 miles
Birkenhead Hamilton Square 6.5 miles
Bebington 6.7 miles
Neston 6.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD. The nearest is West Kirby St Bridget's CofE Primary School, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
West Kirby St Bridget's CofE Primary School 860 yards
Black Horse Hill Infant School 0.6 miles
Black Horse Hill Junior School 0.6 miles
West Kirby Primary School 1 mile
Thurstaston Dawpool CofE Primary School 1.7 miles
Greasby Junior School 1.8 miles
Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School 1.8 miles
Greasby Infant School 1.8 miles
Hoylake Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 1.8 miles
Brookdale Primary School 2.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD. The nearest is Calday Grange Grammar School, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Calday Grange Grammar School 230 yards
Hilbre High School 0.5 miles
West Kirby Grammar School 1 mile
Pensby High School 2.8 miles
Upton Hall School FCJ 2.9 miles
Woodchurch High School 3.7 miles
Ridgeway High School 3.9 miles
St Anselm's College 5 miles
Birkenhead Park School 5.3 miles
The Mosslands School 5.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD. The nearest is Marine Lake Medical Practice, approximately 0.8 miles 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 Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD. The nearest is Banks House Dental Practice, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD. The nearest is Arrowe Park Hospital, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Links Close, Column Road, Wirral, CH48 8DD. The nearest is A D Melling Ltd, approximately 0.8 miles 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.