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Chester (CH47)

The CH47 postcode area is located in the Chester postcode town region, within the county of Merseyside, and contains a total of 427 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the CH47 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, 35% of people in CH47 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 CH47 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The CH47 postcode in the UK is located in the Wirral borough of Merseyside, England. It covers the area outside of the main city centre of Birkenhead in the north, including parts of the nearby neighbourhoods of Wallasey, Tranmere, Oxton, and New Chester.

In terms of demographic, CH47 has a higher percentage of residents aged 65 and over than Wirral and England as a whole. Alongside this, it has a lower percentage of children aged 0 to 15 and of working age population (16-64). The weekly earnings of CH47 residents are generally lower than those in Wirral and England too.

When looking at the number of businesses in the postcode and the number of different types of business classifications, CH47 lags behind the averages for Wirral and England.

In terms of education, the area performs below the average for Wirral and England in terms of the proportion of people with qualifications. Furthermore, 81.3% of the population in CH47 reported in the most recent Census as having no qualifications.

When looking at the housing of CH47, the majority of households are in owner-occupied accommodation (76.7%), which is higher than the averages in Wirral (71.0%) and England (62.9%). Furthermore, 62.3% of the housing is made up of detached and semi-detached dwellings compared to the area of Wirral (53.2%) and England (62.2%).

Public transport is accessible from CH47 due to its close proximity to the city centre of Birkenhead. It is well served by the Merseyrail Wirral Line, which links to the Liverpool Lime Street station, as well as multiple bus routes.

When considering the health of CH47 residents, the statistics revealed that the area lags behind Wirral and England in respect to the proportion of people with long-term health problems. Additionally, CH47 is in the top 10% of areas within England for the number of cases of long-term ill health.

Furthermore, CH47 is in the bottom cohort of postcodes for access to health services. This means that a larger proportion of the population have difficulty accessing health services when needed.

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  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in CH47 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 35%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 14%DE

According to census records, 35% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Merseyside

CH47 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.

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Outward CodeCH47
Postal TownChester
MSOA NameWirral 014
LSOA NameWirral 014D
Local AuthorityWirral
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

CH47 Electoral Wards

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