Information about St. Helens

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St. Helens Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of St. Helens is 183,248 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in St. Helens is 93,334, and the female population is 89,914. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 171,546, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 4,185. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (114,200), followed by No religion (57,184), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (35,793), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (27,070). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the St. Helens area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (53,690), while 36,966 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 40,903 adults have Level 3 education, while 22,079 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the St. Helens area are

  • Professional occupations (14070)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (10274), and
  • Elementary occupations (9919)


The average age of people living in St. Helens is 43 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (30627), Between 45 to 54 (25248), and Between 55 to 64 (24776). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in St. Helens has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (28,431) followed by Routine occupations (24,367), and Semi-routine occupations (20,195). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of St. Helens over the years

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Postcodes in St. Helens

The postcode district WA, L, WN are associated with the St. Helens, and there are total 9 postcode areas (listed below). The St. Helens has a total of 4186 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of St. Helens
AreaSt. Helens

Billinge & Seneley Green


Bold & Lea Green



Moss Bank

Newton-le-Willows East

Newton-le-Willows West


Peasley Cross & Fingerpost



St Helens Town Centre

Sutton North West

Sutton South East

Thatto Heath

West Park


UTLA22St. Helens
RegionNorth West