Postcode WA8 5DF (Knowsley)

Map showing WA8 5DF and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA8 5DF is located in Knowsley, in the county of Merseyside. It was introduced in July 1995 and is an active postcode. WA8 5DF is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WA8 5DF is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.7 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 WA8 5DF as Suburbanites > Semi-detached suburbia > Older workers and retirement.

The closest road name to WA8 5DF is Smithy Lane which is centered 80 m away.

The nearest bus stop is The Ridgeway and is 43 m away. The closest railway station is Hough Green Rail Station, 2.23 km away.

The closest primary school to WA8 5DF (for ages 11 and under) is Cronton Church of England Primary Academy. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Rainhill High School. The last OFSTED inspection on February 5, 2020 rated this school as Requires improvement

The local pub for residents of WA8 5DF is County Antrim Yacht Club and is 3.66 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on February 8, 2022. The nearest takeaway food is available from Jess's Plaice and is 3.73 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on July 23, 2020.

Residents reported an average download speed of 56 Mbps and an average upload speed of 14.5 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 2.2 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WA8 5DF is covered by the Merseyside police force association and Knowsley is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WA8 5DF and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WA8 5DF, and the approximate distance away.

Smithy Lane 80 m
The Ridgeway 82 m
Iver Close 90 m
Brook Close 131 m
Cronton Park Close 138 m
Hampton Drive 151 m
Smithy Close 153 m
Cronton Park Avenue 169 m
Houghton Croft 210 m
Malton Close 212 m
Woburn Drive 224 m
Lambourn Avenue 241 m
Forge Close 249 m
Wheatfield Road 265 m
Kenley Avenue 322 m


Information about the postcode WA8 5DF

Introduction July 1995
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 WA8 5DF - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Cronton Church of England Primary Academy 0 m
Holy Family Catholic Primary School Good
(November 14, 2018)
323 m
All Saints Upton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Requires improvement
(March 5, 2020)
1.47 km
St Basil's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 12, 2019)
1.73 km
Tower College 1.75 km
St Bartholomew's Catholic Primary School Good
(May 15, 2019)
1.92 km
Oakdene Primary School Outstanding
(November 2, 2012)
1.97 km
Rainhill High School Requires improvement
(February 5, 2020)
2 km
Ormiston Chadwick Academy Outstanding
(December 14, 2016)
2.15 km
Farnworth Church of England Controlled Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
2.31 km
Ashley High School Outstanding
(November 13, 2019)
2.4 km
Chesnut Lodge Special School Good
(July 18, 2017)
2.44 km
Ditton Primary School 2.44 km
Lunts Heath Primary School Outstanding
(July 2, 2014)
2.47 km
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School Good
(June 28, 2017)
2.54 km
St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary School 2.55 km
St Ann's Church of England Primary School 2.59 km
Wade Deacon High School 2.62 km
Oakfield Community Primary School Good
(September 30, 2021)
2.76 km
St Leo's and Southmead Catholic Primary School Serving the Community Good
(January 24, 2018)
2.81 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WA8 5DF - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Cadie's Closet Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 19, 2019
3.25 km
Cable Service Station Retailers - other 4
March 18, 2021
3.49 km
County Antrim Yacht Club Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 8, 2022
3.66 km
Whitehead Private Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 10, 2020
3.66 km
Coastal Coffee Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 24, 2021
3.73 km
Jess's Plaice Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
July 23, 2020
3.73 km
The Whistle Stop Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 18, 2020
3.73 km
Marine Bar Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
June 20, 2018
3.81 km
Whitehead Glasgow Rangers Supporters Club Pub/bar/nightclub 4
August 24, 2018
3.81 km
John G Fleming Chemists Retailers - other Exempt
December 10, 2019
3.82 km
The Bank House Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 19, 2022
3.82 km
Little Einstein's After School Club Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
April 6, 2022
3.84 km
Chester Private Nursing Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
May 14, 2021
3.85 km
Johnnies Chef Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
January 14, 2021
3.85 km
Marco's Pizzeria Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
March 24, 2022
3.85 km
White Cliff Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
June 6, 2019
3.85 km
Banana Bunch Playgroup Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
May 2, 2019
3.9 km
Calwells Chemist Retailers - other Exempt
July 26, 2019
3.9 km
Foster's Fruit And Veg Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 18, 2021
3.9 km
McMaster Home Farm Meats Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 1, 2021
3.93 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WA8 5DF - Data from Apr 2022

The Ridgeway Bus Stop/Station 43 m
The Ridgeway Bus Stop/Station 53 m
Hampton Drive Bus Stop/Station 103 m
Smithy Lane Bus Stop/Station 131 m
Cronton Park Avenue Bus Stop/Station 209 m
CRONTON ROAD Taxi Rank 1.37 km
CRONTON ROAD Taxi Rank 1.37 km
HOUGH GREEN ROAD Taxi Rank 1.46 km
Hough Green Rail Station Rail 2.23 km
Rainhill Rail Station Rail 2.87 km
Rainhill Rail Station Rail 2.89 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 8.51 km
Terminal Two Access Air 32.33 km
Terminal Two Access Air 32.37 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WA8 5DF - Data from Dec 2021

The Field Woodland Or Forest 376 m
George's Wood Woodland Or Forest 574 m
Cronton Wood Woodland Or Forest 724 m
Pex Hill Hill Or Mountain 894 m
The Rough Woodland Or Forest 1.57 km
Brick Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.63 km
Mill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.7 km
Blundell's Hill Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.01 km
Fox Clump Woodland Or Forest 2.21 km
Blundell's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.43 km
Brook Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.45 km
Parren's Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.46 km
The Old Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.59 km
Big Water Inland Water 2.71 km
Whiston Woods Woodland Or Forest 2.78 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WA8 5DF - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 58.7 Mbps 56 Mbps 78.13 Mbps
Upload 16.4 Mbps 14.5 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 2 0.5
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 28 9
30-300 Mbps 100% 60.2 15.5
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

39 meters consuming 555,674 kWh - mean 14,248 kWh : median 13,887 kWh

Energy usage data for WA8 5DF - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.39127400
Longitude -2.76377000
OS Easting 349304
OS Northing 0388541
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 South and Whiston
Electoral Ward Whiston and Cronton
Local Authority District Knowsley
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 E08000011
Travel To Work Area Liverpool


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

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Suburbanites
Group: Semi-detached suburbia
Subgroup: Older workers and retirement
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban city and town
Built-Up Area Widnes BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33006213
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Knowsley 017
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Knowsley 017D
Output Area / Small Area 6B4