This is Wirral
Wirral Intelligence Service website provides a wealth of information about Wirral the place and its people.
A range of information is included about the Wirral population, including sets of key data linked to health and the economy and profile of households across Wirral. Information is also available related to Wirral’s geography including the borough as a whole, constituencies and wards.
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Wirral is a borough of contrasts, both in its physical characteristics and demographics. Rural areas and urban and industrialised areas sit side by side in a compact peninsula of just 60 square miles and 24 miles of coastline.
The most recent population figures for Wirral show the population was 322,796 in 2017, making it one of the largest metropolitan boroughs in England.
Demographically, Wirral differs slightly to England, as it has a lower proportion of younger adults in their 20s and 30s and a higher proportion of older people.
In addition, life expectancy varies by around 10 years between wards in the east and west of Wirral, reflecting the large inequalities which are apparent in the Borough.
Wirral does however, perform well compared to other, demographically similar areas on a range of factors such as homelessness and educational attainment. The percentage of children classed as being ready for school and attainment at GCSE are above average – and these are both hugely important for the future prosperity of Wirral residents, given that education is an established route out of poverty.
For more information about Wirral, check out Local Insight Wirral and May 2019 Wirral Profile can be viewed here as a PDF
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Wirral Labour Market Profile (Nomis - Official Labour Market Statistics)
Work status Census 2011
These two short documents provide an overview by Wirral Ward (and comparator areas) of the proportion of Wirral adults aged 16-74 who recorded their economic activity status in the 2011 Census economic activity questions. Go to Wirral Local Insight website for more information.
- Wirral Stats Compendium 2019
- Wirral Profile (July 2017) (specifically pages 39 - 44)
- Wirral's Local Insight website (specifically Data - Business & Economy)
- Work, worklessness and health: local infographic tool (June 2018)
This tool includes a slide set with regional and local level data relating to work, worklessness and health for each county or unitary authority in England. The work, worklessness and health local infographic tool has been developed from the national work and health infographics, published in 2016.
Wirral Economic Profile (most recent)
- Wirral Place Profile: An Economic Performance Profile of Wirral (November 2016)