Chester (CH42)

The CH42 postcode area is located in the Chester postcode town region, within the county of Merseyside, and contains a total of 789 individual postcodes.

There are 12 electoral wards in the CH42 postcode area, including Bagillt, Birkenhead, Buckley, Chester, Deeside, Ellesmere Port, Flint, Holywell, Mold, Neston, Prenton, Wallasey, Wirral, which come under the local authority of the Wirral Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 13% of people in CH42 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of CH42 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 85%WORKING

15% of people in CH42 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 13%AB
  • 49%C2/C2
  • 38%DE

According to census records, 13% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 94%WHITE

94% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Merseyside

CH42 is located in the county of Merseyside, in England.

Merseyside has a total population of 1,406,400, making it the 9th largest county in the UK.

Merseyside has a total area of 250 square miles, and a population density of 2174 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

CH42 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CH42, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Ellesmere Port
Merseyside Postal Town Map
Outward CodeCH42
Postal TownChester
MSOA NameWirral 021
LSOA NameWirral 021B
Local AuthorityWirral
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation
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