Area Information for Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB

Makerfield Drive in Newton-Le-Willows is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Earlestown ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Helens North. This page combines information for the address Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WA12 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 WA12 9WB.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St. Helens
Ward Earlestown
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 Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB:

Hawarde Close, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WJ
Langton Close, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WH
Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WA
Cromwell Close, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WL
Vista Avenue, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9EJ
Gladstone Way, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WA12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB 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 70 property sales in Makerfield Drive 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 Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 55
Semi-Detached 118
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 215
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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 68% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 144
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 1
Total 213

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 41
Two People 72
Three People 41
Four People 42
Five People 15
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 213

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 56
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 70
C2 - Skilled manual workers 47
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 193

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 48% male.

Male 268
Female 296
Total 564

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 67
5-7 31
8-9 22
10-14 24
15 5
16-17 11
18-19 11
20-24 27
25-29 59
30-44 198
45-59 69
60-64 12
65-74 20
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 564

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WA12 9WB 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 152
Married 211
Divorced 27
Separated 13
Widowed 10
Same Sex 2
Total 415

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 370
Good 145
Fair 38
Bad 9
Very Bad 2
Total 564

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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) 139
Apprenticeship 26
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 71
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 93
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 53
No GCSEs or Equivalent 25
Other 8
Total 415

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows) 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 554
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 2
Total 564

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 547
Wales 3
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 7
Other 2
Total 564

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to WA12 9WB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 503
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 5
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 52

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 453
No Religion 87
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 564

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Earlestown ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 58% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 236
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 54
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 5
Total 407

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This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 31
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 37
RetailInc. Wholesale 47
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 26
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 26
Administration 20
Public Administration and Defence 19
Education 34
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 334

Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB 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 November 2021, 1 crime was reported within half a mile of WA12 9WB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1 crime committed near Makerfield Drive
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 WA12 9WB. 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 WA12 9WB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB. The nearest railway station is Earlestown, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Earlestown 0.5 miles
Newton-le-Willows 1.2 miles
Garswood 2.4 miles
Bryn 2.8 miles
St Helens Junction 2.9 miles
St Helens Central 3.7 miles
Lea Green 4 miles
Warrington West 4.5 miles
Sankey for Penketh 4.6 miles
Warrington Central 5 miles
Thatto Heath 5.1 miles
Padgate 5.1 miles
Pemberton 5.1 miles
Warrington Bank Quay 5.3 miles
Orrell 5.7 miles
Birchwood 5.7 miles
Ince (Manchester) 5.7 miles
Rainhill 5.9 miles
Wigan North Western 5.9 miles
Wigan Wallgate 6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB. The nearest is The District CofE Primary School, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The District CofE Primary School 590 yards
St Mary's Catholic Junior School 660 yards
St Mary's Catholic Infant School 720 yards
Lyme Community Primary School half a mile
Newton-le-Willows Primary School 0.7 miles
Wargrave CofE Primary School 1 mile
St James' Church of England Primary School 1 mile
St Peter's CofE Primary School 1 mile
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School 1.1 miles
Grange Valley Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB. The nearest is Hope Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hope Academy 0.7 miles
Outwood Academy Haydock 1.6 miles  
The Byrchall High School 1.6 miles
St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield 1.7 miles
Cansfield High School 2.4 miles
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School 2.6 miles
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School 2.7 miles
Golborne High School 2.7 miles
Great Sankey High School 4.1 miles
Lowton Church of England High School 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB. The nearest is Newton Medical Centre, approximately 330 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 Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB. The nearest is The Alders Dental Practice, approximately 510 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 10 closest hospitals to Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB. The nearest is Pds Medical - Pall Mall Hospital, approximately 330 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Makerfield Drive, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9WB. The nearest is Roberts Opticians, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Roberts Opticians 810 yards
Crompton & Gilmore Opticians 820 yards
Total Eyecare 820 yards
Costco Wholesale UK Limited 1.3 miles
Makerfield Eye Centre 1.9 miles
Bowen & Leeming 1.9 miles
Gore & Hepworth 2 miles
Crompton Opticians 2.2 miles
Simply Eyes Opticians 3 miles
Specs 2U 3 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.


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Broadband in WA12 9WB

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 63.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 15.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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