Postcode WA9 1AL (St. Helens)

Map showing WA9 1AL and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA9 1AL is located in St. Helens, in the county of Merseyside. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WA9 1AL is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WA9 1AL is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 0.1 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 WA9 1AL as Hard-pressed living > Migration and churn > Young hard-pressed families.

The closest road name to WA9 1AL is Mcculloch Street which is centered 48 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Sorogold Street and is 50 m away. The closest railway station is St Helens Central Rail Station, 499 m away.

The closest primary school to WA9 1AL (for ages 11 and under) is Merton Bank Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 21, 2017.

The local pub for residents of WA9 1AL is The Alfred Public House and is 546 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on October 1, 2020. The nearest takeaway food is available from Bentos Lunchbox & Noodle Bar and is 619 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on August 15, 2019.

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 1.1 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WA9 1AL 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 WA9 1AL and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WA9 1AL, and the approximate distance away.

Mcculloch Street 48 m
Langtree Street 136 m
Ardwick Street 159 m
South John Street 159 m
Traverse Street 180 m
Parr Street 182 m
Higher Parr Street 202 m
Sorogold Close 210 m
Parr Mount Street 221 m
Lascelles Street 225 m
Trinity Street 230 m
Sorogold Street 241 m
Pitt Street 246 m
Atlas Street 248 m
Earl Street 254 m


Information about the postcode WA9 1AL

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 WA9 1AL - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Merton Bank Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
696 m
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(October 13, 2021)
723 m
Parish Church of England Primary School, St Helens Outstanding
(January 26, 2022)
757 m
Allanson Street Primary School Good
(March 20, 2019)
798 m
This Is My Education - TIME 1.04 km
St Helens College Requires improvement
(January 17, 2020)
1.21 km
Mill Green School Outstanding
(November 1, 2018)
1.21 km
Lansbury Bridge School Good
(January 22, 2020)
1.27 km
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Academy 1.28 km
St Mary & St Thomas' CofE Primary School Outstanding
(February 27, 2019)
1.41 km
Robins Lane Community Primary School Good
(January 8, 2020)
1.64 km
Ashurst Primary School Good
(November 6, 2019)
1.73 km
St. Mary's Catholic Primary Blackbrook Good
(October 4, 2017)
1.78 km
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School Good
(September 21, 2016)
1.8 km
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School Outstanding
(July 2, 2014)
2.06 km
Sutton Oak CofE Primary School Good
(November 1, 2017)
2.09 km
Broad Oak Community Primary School Good
(March 14, 2019)
2.15 km
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Good
(April 25, 2019)
2.15 km
Rivington Primary School Outstanding
(October 12, 2011)
2.19 km
Queen's Park CofE/Urc Primary School Good
(February 21, 2017)
2.21 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WA9 1AL - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Hippodrome Bingo Other catering premises 4
April 16, 2019
511 m
Capstone Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 21, 2020
542 m
La Casa Vieja Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
April 27, 2018
546 m
The Alfred Public House Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
October 1, 2020
546 m
Union Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 3
June 17, 2019
550 m
Cafe Millais Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 11, 2019
556 m
The Rockware Pub Pub/bar/nightclub 2
Needs Improvement
February 7, 2020
557 m
North West Museum of Road Transport Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 10, 2019
567 m
Hope House Other catering premises 4
July 12, 2019
586 m
Ba'Bursi Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 22, 2019
602 m
Sabroso Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
July 18, 2018
602 m
Appetites Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 19, 2019
617 m
Lily's Victorian Tearooms Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
January 29, 2020
617 m
Ruan Thai Asian Fusion Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
September 13, 2018
617 m
Thai Jaa Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
June 30, 2021
617 m
Bentos Lunchbox & Noodle Bar Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
August 15, 2019
619 m
Standout Burger Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
619 m
The George Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 4
March 30, 2017
619 m
Arriva St Helens Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 10, 2018
651 m
Best One Plus Retailers - other 3
September 11, 2019
673 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WA9 1AL - Data from Apr 2022

Sorogold Street Bus Stop/Station 50 m
McCulloch Street Bus Stop/Station 51 m
Traverse Street Bus Stop/Station 135 m
Langtree Street Bus Stop/Station 142 m
Ardwick Street Bus Stop/Station 202 m
Shaw Street Taxi Rank 506 m
Hall Street Taxi Rank 648 m
Ormskirk Street Taxi Rank 955 m
St Helens Central Rail Station Rail 499 m
St Helens Junction Rail Station Rail 2.54 km
St Helens Junction Rail Station Rail 2.59 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 15.47 km
Terminal Two Access Air 30.97 km
Terminal Two Access Air 31.02 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WA9 1AL - Data from Dec 2021

Grove's Dam Inland Water 1.36 km
Delph Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.73 km
Dobb's Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.87 km
Round Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
Garden Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.16 km
Waterdale Reservoir Inland Water 2.22 km
Glass House Close Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.28 km
The Dam Inland Water 2.46 km
Dam Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.49 km
Sutton Hall Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.62 km
Hall Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.67 km
Big Dam Inland Water 2.76 km
Carr Mill Dam Inland Water 2.8 km
Stanley Bank Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.8 km
Thatto Heath Dam Inland Water 2.84 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WA9 1AL - Data from Ofcom 2017

Speed Band
0-2 Mbps 0%
2-5 Mbps 0%
5-10 Mbps 0%
10-30 Mbps 0%
30-300 Mbps 0%
300+ Mbps 100%

Gas Consumption

8 meters consuming 58,443 kWh - mean 7,305 kWh : median 5,704 kWh

Electricity Consumption

7 meters consuming 16,619 kWh - mean 2,374 kWh : median 2,179 kWh

Energy usage data for WA9 1AL - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.45222000
Longitude -2.72330200
OS Easting 352064
OS Northing 0395295
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 Town Centre
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: Migration and churn
Subgroup: Young hard-pressed families
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Liverpool BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division St Helens BUASD
Workplace Zone E33006509
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
St. Helens 014
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
St. Helens 014C
Output Area / Small Area 8D1