Information about Wirral

Population
320,199
Avg Annual Income
£39,207
Full Time Employees
26.55%
Average Age
43.71
Wirral Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Wirral is 320,199 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Wirral is 165,122, and the female population is 155,077. 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 295,967, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 5,910. 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 (176,159), followed by No religion (119,447), 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

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (65,530), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (47,854). 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 Wirral area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (85,015), while 68,048 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 82,451 adults have Level 3 education, while 38,576 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Wirral area are

  • Professional occupations (27893)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (18147), and
  • Caring, leisure and other service occupations (15613)

Age

The average age of people living in Wirral is 44 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (54365), Between 55 to 64 (45453), and Between 45 to 54 (42700). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.

NS-SEC

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 Wirral has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (54,816) followed by Intermediate occupations (34,873), and Semi-routine occupations (33,305). 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)

Map of Wirral

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Population of Wirral over the years

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Postcodes in Wirral

The postcode district L, CH are associated with the Wirral, and there are total 30 postcode areas (listed below). The Wirral has a total of 18650 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Wirral
NameType
AreaWirral
Ward

Bebington

Bidston and St James

Birkenhead and Tranmere

Bromborough

Clatterbridge

Claughton

Eastham

Greasby, Frankby and Irby

Heswall

Hoylake and Meols

Leasowe and Moreton East

Liscard

Moreton West and Saughall Massie

New Brighton

Oxton

Pensby and Thingwall

Prenton

Rock Ferry

Seacombe

Upton

Wallasey

West Kirby and Thurstaston

LTLA22
UTLA22Wirral
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland