Area Information for Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP

Merlin Close in St. Helens is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Moss Bank ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Helens North. This page combines information for the address Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WA11 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 WA11 9YP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St. Helens
Ward Moss Bank
Constituency St Helens North
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 Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP:

Kingfisher Drive, St. Helens, WA11 9YQ
Haresfinch Road, St. Helens, WA11 9NX
Kestrel Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YW
Fulmar Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YH
Haresfinch Road, St. Helens, WA11 9NU
Pintail Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WA11 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP 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 one property sale in Merlin 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 Merlin Close, St. Helens 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 69
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 119
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 59% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 41
Owned with Mortgage 66
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 111

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 17
Two People 39
Three People 27
Four People 26
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 111

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 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 93

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 St Helens North constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 148
Female 142
Total 290

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 9
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 12
15 6
16-17 11
18-19 7
20-24 21
25-29 12
30-44 45
45-59 93
60-64 33
65-74 21
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 290

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WA11 9YP 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 65
Married 154
Divorced 19
Separated 4
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 252

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 146
Good 99
Fair 34
Bad 8
Very Bad 3
Total 290

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) 61
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 44
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 63
Other 9
Total 252

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Merlin Close, St. Helens) 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 98% 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 284
Other Asian 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 290

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 276
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 8
Total 290

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 WA11 9YP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 262
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
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) 0
None 25

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 252
No Religion 19
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 290

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 106
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 2
Total 243

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 26
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 163

Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP is within the St Helens Community Police Team policing neighbourhood, under the Merseyside Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2021, 40 crimes were reported within half a mile of WA11 9YP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 40 crimes committed near Merlin Close
Neighbourhood Team Address St Helens Community Police Team
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TG
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to WA11 9YP. 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 WA11 9YP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP. The nearest railway station is St Helens Central, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Helens Central 0.9 miles
Thatto Heath 2.3 miles
St Helens Junction 2.5 miles
Lea Green 2.7 miles
Garswood 2.8 miles
Eccleston Park 3.2 miles
Rainhill 3.7 miles
Earlestown 3.9 miles
Prescot 4.1 miles
Bryn 4.1 miles
Rainford 4.3 miles
Upholland 4.4 miles
Whiston 4.5 miles
Orrell 4.5 miles
Newton-le-Willows 4.8 miles
Pemberton 5.1 miles
Sankey for Penketh 6 miles
Widnes 6 miles
Huyton 6.1 miles
Warrington West 6.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP. The nearest is St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School 650 yards
Parish Church of England Primary School, St Helens 0.6 miles
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Merton Bank Primary School 0.8 miles
Ashurst Primary School 0.8 miles
St Mary & St Thomas' CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
Rivington Primary School 0.9 miles
St. Mary's Catholic Primary Blackbrook 1 mile
Carr Mill Primary School 1 mile
Queen's Park CofE/Urc Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP. The nearest is Cowley International College, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cowley International College 0.9 miles
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School 1 mile
De La Salle School 1.8 miles
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School 1.9 miles
Haydock High School 2.1 miles
The Sutton Academy 2.7 miles
Rainford High School 3.7 miles  
The Byrchall High School 3.8 miles
St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield 3.9 miles
Rainhill High School 3.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP. The nearest is Dr P Gupta, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dr P Gupta 0.7 miles
Mill Street Medical Centre 0.8 miles
Cornerstone Surgery 0.8 miles
Holly Bank Surgery 0.8 miles
Park House Surgery 0.8 miles
Phoenix Medical Centre 0.8 miles
Central Surgery 0.8 miles
Dr Momosir Ali 0.8 miles
Newholme Surgery 0.8 miles
Ormskirk House Surgery 0.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP. The nearest is The Corner Dental Surgery Ltd, approximately 0.8 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 Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP. The nearest is Fairfield Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Merlin Close, St. Helens, WA11 9YP. The nearest is Howards Opticians, 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.