Area Information for Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX

This postcode in Preston On The Hill is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Norton South & Preston Brook ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Weaver Vale. This page combines information for the address Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WA4 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 WA4 4AX.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Halton
Ward Norton South & Preston Brook
Constituency Weaver Vale
Region North West
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX 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 5 property sales in WA4 4AX 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 71
Semi-Detached 45
Terraced 45
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 2
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 178
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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 59
Owned with Mortgage 70
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 171

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 59
Two People 68
Three People 21
Four People 20
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 171

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 126

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 Weaver Vale constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 165
Female 189
Total 354

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 22
5-7 7
8-9 7
10-14 7
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 7
20-24 20
25-29 19
30-44 65
45-59 88
60-64 42
65-74 31
75-84 18
85-89 3
90+ 8
Total 354

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WA4 4AX 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 89
Married 143
Divorced 40
Separated 5
Widowed 29
Same Sex 2
Total 308

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 160
Good 117
Fair 45
Bad 23
Very Bad 9
Total 354

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) 85
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 54
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 10
Total 308

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Preston On The Hill, Warrington) 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 341
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Chinese 3
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 2
Total 354

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 328
Wales 11
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 8
Total 354

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to WA4 4AX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 300
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
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 254
No Religion 85
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 12
Total 354

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 124
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 7
Total 279

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 2
Manufacturing 20
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 23
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 195

Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX is within the Daresbury & Windmill Hill policing neighbourhood, under the Cheshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near WA4 4AX
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Below are the details of the closest services to Preston On The Hill. 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 WA4 4AX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX. The nearest railway station is Runcorn East, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Runcorn East 0.9 miles
Frodsham 3.5 miles
Runcorn 4 miles
Acton Bridge (Cheshire) 4.1 miles
Warrington Bank Quay 5 miles
Sankey for Penketh 5.1 miles
Warrington West 5.2 miles
Widnes 5.4 miles
Warrington Central 5.6 miles
Cuddington 5.8 miles
Helsby 5.9 miles
Delamere 6.3 miles
Hough Green 6.4 miles
Hartford (Cheshire) 6.6 miles
Greenbank 6.7 miles
Mouldsworth 6.9 miles
Padgate 7.1 miles
Northwich 7.4 miles
Ince & Elton (Cheshire) 7.5 miles
Halewood 8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX. The nearest is Gorsewood Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gorsewood Primary School 0.7 miles
St Martin's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Murdishaw West Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Brookvale Primary School 1.3 miles
St Berteline's CofE Primary School 1.3 miles
Aston by Sutton Primary School 1.4 miles
Daresbury Primary School 1.5 miles
Windmill Hill Primary School 1.6 miles
Our Lady Mother of the Saviour Catholic Primary School 1.6 miles
Palace Fields Primary Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX. The nearest is Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy 1 mile
Sandymoor Ormiston Academy 1.7 miles
St Chads Catholic and Church of England High School 2.6 miles
The Heath School 3.2 miles
Bridgewater High School 4.3 miles
Penketh High School 4.8 miles
Weaverham High School 4.9 miles
Helsby High School 5 miles
St Gregory's Catholic High School 5.1 miles
Wade Deacon High School 5.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX. The nearest is Murdishaw Health Centre, approximately 0.7 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 Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX. The nearest is Runcorn Dental Practice, approximately 1.7 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 9 closest hospitals to Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX. The nearest is Halton Dgh, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Preston On The Hill, Warrington, WA4 4AX. The nearest is Mullens Opticians, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mullens Opticians 2.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.2 miles
M E Cook 3.5 miles
Boots-Frodsham 3.5 miles
Taylor's Opticians 3.5 miles
P & A Morgan Opticians 3.8 miles
Taylors Opticians 3.8 miles
PSM VIsion Services Ltd 4.1 miles
Integrated Optical Limited 4.6 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 WA4 4AX

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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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 30.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 39.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 8.2Mbps
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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