Postcode WA12 8QZ (St. Helens)

Map showing WA12 8QZ and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA12 8QZ is located in St. Helens, in the county of Merseyside. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WA12 8QZ is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WA12 8QZ is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 1.5 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of WA12 8QZ as Hard-pressed living > Industrious communities > Industrious transitions.

The closest road name to WA12 8QZ is Noon Court which is centered 21 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Caunce Avenue and is 61 m away. The closest railway station is Earlestown Rail Station, 663 m away.

The closest primary school to WA12 8QZ (for ages 11 and under) is Wargrave CofE Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 23, 2021.

The local pub for residents of WA12 8QZ is Victoria Inn and is 338 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on November 29, 2021. The nearest takeaway food is available from Jade Fish & Chips and is 338 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 6, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 157.6 Mbps and an average upload speed of 16.3 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 1.6 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.4 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WA12 8QZ is covered by the Merseyside police force association and Halton and St Helens is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WA12 8QZ and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WA12 8QZ, and the approximate distance away.

Noon Court 21 m
Bradlegh Road 103 m
Barley Mere Close 119 m
Valley View 172 m
Catherine Way 187 m
Findlay Close 227 m
Kenilworth Gardens 253 m
Kingsway 266 m
Connaught Drive 312 m
Richmond Gardens 312 m
Wargrave Road 335 m
A580 2.97 km
A56 27.41 km
M6 35.61 km
A58 43.3 km


Information about the postcode WA12 8QZ

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from WA12 8QZ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Wargrave CofE Primary School Good
(June 23, 2021)
125 m
Wargrave House School Outstanding
(December 18, 2019)
398 m
St Mary's Catholic Junior School Requires improvement
(December 6, 2018)
1.05 km
St Mary's Catholic Infant School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
1.08 km
Newton-le-Willows Primary School Good
(September 23, 2021)
1.09 km
The District CofE Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
1.1 km
St Peter's CofE Primary School Outstanding
(December 13, 2013)
1.62 km
Penkford School Good
(February 26, 2016)
1.76 km
Burtonwood Community Primary School Outstanding
(February 10, 2022)
1.82 km
Lyme Community Primary School Good
(September 25, 2019)
1.9 km
Hope Academy Requires improvement
(September 29, 2021)
2.03 km
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(July 7, 2021)
2.32 km
Winwick CofE Primary School Good
(June 27, 2018)
2.96 km
St James' Church of England Primary School 3.03 km
Grange Valley Primary School Outstanding
(November 16, 2016)
3.11 km
Haydock English Martyrs' Primary School Good
(January 18, 2018)
3.35 km
Callands Community Primary School Outstanding
(March 9, 2016)
3.81 km
Broad Oak Community Primary School Good
(March 14, 2019)
3.84 km
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Good
(April 25, 2019)
3.84 km
Outwood Academy Haydock 3.85 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WA12 8QZ - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Convenience Store & Off Licence Retailers - other 3
March 5, 2019
0 m
Linear Park Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 9, 2022
88 m
Wargrave Primary School School/college/university 4
December 9, 2021
125 m
Hollowood Chemists Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
August 22, 2019
127 m
Newton Community Hospital Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
June 21, 2019
127 m
Alexandra Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 3, 2022
309 m
Jade Fish & Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 6, 2019
338 m
Victoria Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 29, 2021
338 m
Wargrave Hacienda Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
May 17, 2017
346 m
Aros Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
395 m
New Shack Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
395 m
Newton Deli Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2019
395 m
Education by CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
398 m
Wargrave House School School/college/university 5
Very Good
September 17, 2018
398 m
Newton Family and Community Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 24, 2019
501 m
Willow Dragon Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
July 25, 2019
508 m
Sunbeam Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
March 16, 2017
544 m
Tom's Fruit & Veg Mobile caterer Exempt
July 29, 2019
612 m
KNP Store Ltd Retailers - other 3
April 11, 2018
681 m
Vulcan Football Club Other catering premises 5
Very Good
September 11, 2019
687 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WA12 8QZ - Data from Apr 2022

Caunce Avenue Bus Stop/Station 61 m
Caunce Avenue Bus Stop/Station 75 m
Newton Hospital Bus Stop/Station 84 m
Newton Hospital Bus Stop/Station 96 m
Thompson Close Bus Stop/Station 156 m
Railway Street Taxi Rank 745 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 663 m
Earlestown Rail Station Rail 733 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 1.62 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 18.97 km
Terminal Two Access Air 25.09 km
Terminal Two Access Air 25.15 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WA12 8QZ - Data from Dec 2021

Old Hey Wood Woodland Or Forest 231 m
Red Brow Wood Woodland Or Forest 350 m
Park Brow Plantation Woodland Or Forest 771 m
Alder Root Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.5 km
Cop Holt Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.52 km
Naylors Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.6 km
Newton Lake Inland Water 2.01 km
Asps Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.27 km
Ellam's Rough Woodland Or Forest 2.42 km
Golborne Park Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.43 km
King's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.44 km
Dean Moor Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.52 km
Wood Pit Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.53 km
Golborne Dale Valley 2.55 km
Lodge Lane Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.59 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WA12 8QZ - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 107 Mbps 157.6 Mbps 593 Mbps
Upload 20 Mbps 16.3 Mbps 39 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 4 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 0% 135.9 15.8
300+ Mbps 100% 593 39

Gas Consumption

19 meters consuming 193,992 kWh - mean 10,210 kWh : median 10,062 kWh

Electricity Consumption

17 meters consuming 67,301 kWh - mean 3,959 kWh : median 2,907 kWh

Energy usage data for WA12 8QZ - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.44521400
Longitude -2.63384100
OS Easting 357998
OS Northing 0394459
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association



Westminster Parliamentary
St Helens North
Electoral Ward Newton
Local Authority District St. Helens
Region / Government Office Region North West
European Electoral Region North West
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Liverpool City Region
Local Learning and Skills Council Greater Merseyside

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E08000013
Travel To Work Area Warrington and Wigan


NHS England Region North West
Primary Care Trust
Halton and St Helens
Cancer Alliance Cheshire and Merseyside
Strategic Health Authority
North West
Sustainability and Transformation
Cheshire and Merseyside
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS St Helens CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Hard-pressed living
Group: Industrious communities
Subgroup: Industrious transitions
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater Manchester BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Newton-le-Willows BUASD
Workplace Zone E33006522
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
St. Helens 015
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
St. Helens 015G
Output Area / Small Area 8A1