Area Information for Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN

Briarwood in Liverpool is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Blundellsands ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Sefton Central. This page combines information for the address Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of L23 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 L23 8XN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sefton
Ward Blundellsands
Constituency Sefton Central
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 Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN:

Hall Road East, Liverpool, L23 8TT
Hall Road East, Liverpool, L23 8TU
Dowhills Road, Liverpool, L23 8SP
Dowhills Park, Liverpool, L23 8SR
Far Moss Road, Liverpool, L23 8TG
Spinney Crescent, Liverpool, L23 8TY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about L23 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN 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 8 property sales in Briarwood 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 Briarwood, Liverpool 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 96
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 19
Flat (Converted) 16
Total 142
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 61
Owned with Mortgage 53
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 131

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 27
Two People 55
Three People 22
Four People 16
Five People 8
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 131

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 42
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 90

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 Sefton Central constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 171
Female 192
Total 363

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 6
8-9 3
10-14 11
15 8
16-17 10
18-19 9
20-24 15
25-29 9
30-44 55
45-59 86
60-64 31
65-74 38
75-84 33
85-89 21
90+ 14
Total 363

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode L23 8XN 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 168
Divorced 22
Separated 7
Widowed 41
Same Sex 0
Total 321

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 186
Good 96
Fair 40
Bad 35
Very Bad 6
Total 363

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) 121
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 59
Other 8
Total 321

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Briarwood, Liverpool) 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 96% 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 349
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Chinese 4
Black African 1
Other 2
Total 363

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 341
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 0
Other 9
Total 363

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 L23 8XN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 307
Republic of Ireland 6
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 49

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 291
No Religion 40
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 2
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 363

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Blundellsands ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% 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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 47
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 46
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 4
Total 253

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 6
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 157

Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN is within the Sefton 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 Briarwood
Neighbourhood Team Address Sefton Community Police Team - Hub One
Albert Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to L23 8XN. 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 L23 8XN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN. The nearest railway station is Hall Road, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hall Road 390 yards
Blundellsands & Crosby 0.7 miles
Waterloo (Merseyside) 1.8 miles
Hightown 1.9 miles
Seaforth & Litherland 2.7 miles
Bootle New Strand 3.7 miles
Old Roan 4 miles
Formby 4 miles
Aintree 4 miles
Bootle Oriel Road 4 miles
New Brighton 4.2 miles
Orrell Park 4.2 miles
Walton (Merseyside) 4.4 miles
Rice Lane 4.4 miles
Maghull 4.7 miles
Kirkdale 4.8 miles
Bank Hall 4.8 miles
Freshfield 4.8 miles
Wallasey Grove Road 4.9 miles
Fazakerley 5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN. The nearest is Valewood Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN. The nearest is St Michael's Church of England High School, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Michael's Church of England High School 780 yards
St. Mary's College 1 mile  
Sacred Heart Catholic College 1.2 miles
Holy Family Catholic High School 1.6 miles
Chesterfield High School 1.7 miles
Litherland High School 2.7 miles
Savio Salesian College 3.3 miles
King's Leadership Academy Hawthornes 3.5 miles
Range High School 3.5 miles
Maghull High School 3.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN. The nearest is Crosby Village Surgery, 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 Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Crosby, approximately 0.6 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 Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN. The nearest is Abbey Hospitals, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Briarwood, Liverpool, L23 8XN. The nearest is Glenns Opticians, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Glenns Opticians 1 mile
Blundellsands Optical Ltd 1.2 miles
Jonathan Kay Ltd 1.5 miles
Waterloo Eye Centre 1.8 miles
Sight Savers Eye Centre 3 miles
Netherton Eye Centre 3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.8 miles
ASDA Opticians 3.9 miles
C J OPTICS 4.1 miles
R J Orrell Opticians Ltd 4.1 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.