Postcode WA8 5DW (Knowsley)

Map showing WA8 5DW and nearby postcodes

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

WA8 5DW 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 5DW as Suburbanites > Semi-detached suburbia > Semi-detached ageing.

The closest road name to WA8 5DW is Woburn Drive which is centered 104 m away.

The nearest bus stop is The Roundabout and is 108 m away. The closest railway station is Hough Green Rail Station, 2.37 km away.

The closest primary school to WA8 5DW (for ages 11 and under) is Holy Family Catholic Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on November 14, 2018. 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 5DW is County Antrim Yacht Club and is 3.81 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 3.89 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on July 23, 2020.

Residents reported an average download speed of 43.8 Mbps and an average upload speed of 9 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 2.4 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 WA8 5DW 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 5DW and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Woburn Drive 104 m
Cronton Park Avenue 159 m
The Roundabout 161 m
Sanbec Gardens 183 m
Kenley Avenue 198 m
Cronton Park Close 198 m
Hampton Drive 201 m
Malton Close 226 m
Iver Close 233 m
Lambourn Avenue 236 m
Mill Lane 243 m
Brook Close 279 m
Smithy Lane 340 m
Sandy Lane 677 m
Hall Lane 936 m


Information about the postcode WA8 5DW

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 5DW - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Holy Family Catholic Primary School Good
(November 14, 2018)
0 m
Cronton Church of England Primary Academy 323 m
All Saints Upton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Requires improvement
(March 5, 2020)
1.64 km
Tower College 1.71 km
St Bartholomew's Catholic Primary School Good
(May 15, 2019)
1.79 km
Rainhill High School Requires improvement
(February 5, 2020)
1.87 km
St Basil's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 12, 2019)
1.92 km
Oakdene Primary School Outstanding
(November 2, 2012)
1.92 km
Farnworth Church of England Controlled Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
2.01 km
Ormiston Chadwick Academy Outstanding
(December 14, 2016)
2.14 km
Lunts Heath Primary School Outstanding
(July 2, 2014)
2.16 km
Ashley High School Outstanding
(November 13, 2019)
2.34 km
Ditton Primary School 2.36 km
Chesnut Lodge Special School Good
(July 18, 2017)
2.37 km
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School Good
(June 28, 2017)
2.37 km
Wade Deacon High School 2.4 km
St Ann's Church of England Primary School 2.61 km
St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary School 2.71 km
Oakfield Community Primary School Good
(September 30, 2021)
2.87 km
St Bede's Catholic Junior School Good
(February 5, 2020)
2.92 km

Nearby Food

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

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

The Roundabout Bus Stop/Station 108 m
Hall Lane Bus Stop/Station 128 m
Cronton Park Avenue Bus Stop/Station 132 m
Hall Lane Bus Stop/Station 212 m
Hall Lane Bus Stop/Station 235 m
CRONTON ROAD Taxi Rank 1.05 km
CRONTON ROAD Taxi Rank 1.05 km
HOUGH GREEN ROAD Taxi Rank 1.62 km
Hough Green Rail Station Rail 2.37 km
Rainhill Rail Station Rail 2.9 km
Rainhill Rail Station Rail 2.91 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 8.76 km
Terminal Two Access Air 32.01 km
Terminal Two Access Air 32.05 km

Nearby Nature

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

The Field Woodland Or Forest 96 m
Cronton Wood Woodland Or Forest 580 m
Pex Hill Hill Or Mountain 599 m
George's Wood Woodland Or Forest 896 m
The Rough Woodland Or Forest 1.64 km
Brick Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.88 km
Mill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.92 km
Blundell's Hill Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.12 km
Fox Clump Woodland Or Forest 2.46 km
Blundell's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.54 km
Parren's Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.64 km
Brook Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.76 km
The Old Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.89 km
Whiston Woods Woodland Or Forest 2.93 km
Big Water Inland Water 2.99 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 40 Mbps 43.8 Mbps 67.35 Mbps
Upload 9 Mbps 9 Mbps 12.15 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 100% 43.9 8.9
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

16 meters consuming 248,620 kWh - mean 15,539 kWh : median 14,869 kWh

Electricity Consumption

16 meters consuming 53,200 kWh - mean 3,325 kWh : median 2,145 kWh

Energy usage data for WA8 5DW - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.39137000
Longitude -2.75891500
OS Easting 349627
OS Northing 0388550
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: Semi-detached ageing
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 6B3