Postcode WA9 1AX (St. Helens)

Map showing WA9 1AX and nearby postcodes

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

WA9 1AX is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 0 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 1AX as Hard-pressed living > Migration and churn > Young hard-pressed families.

The closest road name to WA9 1AX is Sorogold Street which is centered 69 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Parr Stocks Road and is 123 m away. The closest railway station is St Helens Central Rail Station, 798 m away.

The closest primary school to WA9 1AX (for ages 11 and under) is Allanson Street Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on March 20, 2019.

The local pub for residents of WA9 1AX is Union Inn and is 807 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on June 17, 2019. The nearest takeaway food is available from Bentos Lunchbox & Noodle Bar and is 913 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on August 15, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 77 Mbps and an average upload speed of 9.3 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 1.3 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 1AX 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 1AX and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Sorogold Street 69 m
Lascelles Street 77 m
Parr Mount Street 91 m
Orrell Street 104 m
Ashcroft Street 126 m
Baker Street 133 m
South John Street 141 m
Sorogold Close 145 m
Twyford Place 165 m
Robinson Place 176 m
Langtree Street 198 m
Traverse Street 248 m
Higher Parr Street 291 m
Gloucester Street 298 m
Surrey Street 317 m


Information about the postcode WA9 1AX

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 1AX - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Allanson Street Primary School Good
(March 20, 2019)
534 m
Merton Bank Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
639 m
Mill Green School Outstanding
(November 1, 2018)
907 m
Lansbury Bridge School Good
(January 22, 2020)
969 m
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School Good
(October 13, 2021)
1.01 km
Parish Church of England Primary School, St Helens Outstanding
(January 26, 2022)
1.03 km
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Academy 1.08 km
This Is My Education - TIME 1.32 km
St Helens College Requires improvement
(January 17, 2020)
1.5 km
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School Good
(September 21, 2016)
1.52 km
Robins Lane Community Primary School Good
(January 8, 2020)
1.56 km
Ashurst Primary School Good
(November 6, 2019)
1.65 km
St. Mary's Catholic Primary Blackbrook Good
(October 4, 2017)
1.66 km
St Mary & St Thomas' CofE Primary School Outstanding
(February 27, 2019)
1.71 km
Broad Oak Community Primary School Good
(March 14, 2019)
1.86 km
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Good
(April 25, 2019)
1.86 km
Sutton Oak CofE Primary School Good
(November 1, 2017)
1.86 km
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School Outstanding
(July 2, 2014)
2.16 km
St Anne's Catholic Primary School Requires improvement
(November 22, 2018)
2.31 km
Rivington Primary School Outstanding
(October 12, 2011)
2.47 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Union Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 3
June 17, 2019
807 m
Hippodrome Bingo Other catering premises 4
April 16, 2019
810 m
The Rockware Pub Pub/bar/nightclub 2
Needs Improvement
February 7, 2020
833 m
Capstone Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 21, 2020
838 m
La Casa Vieja Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
April 27, 2018
845 m
The Alfred Public House Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
October 1, 2020
845 m
Cafe Millais Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 11, 2019
856 m
North West Museum of Road Transport Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 10, 2019
866 m
Hope House Other catering premises 4
July 12, 2019
876 m
Ba'Bursi Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 22, 2019
898 m
Sabroso Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
July 18, 2018
898 m
Bentos Lunchbox & Noodle Bar Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
August 15, 2019
913 m
Standout Burger Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
913 m
The George Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 4
March 30, 2017
913 m
Appetites Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 19, 2019
914 m
Lily's Victorian Tearooms Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
January 29, 2020
914 m
Ruan Thai Asian Fusion Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
September 13, 2018
914 m
Thai Jaa Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
June 30, 2021
914 m
Jayne's Bistro Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 21, 2021
947 m
Little Einsteins Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
June 29, 2021
950 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Parr Stocks Road Bus Stop/Station 123 m
Sorogold Street Bus Stop/Station 136 m
Langtree Street Bus Stop/Station 216 m
Sorogold Street Bus Stop/Station 262 m
Traverse Street Bus Stop/Station 263 m
Shaw Street Taxi Rank 803 m
Hall Street Taxi Rank 945 m
Johnsons Taxi Rank 1.25 km
St Helens Central Rail Station Rail 798 m
St Helens Junction Rail Station Rail 2.32 km
St Helens Junction Rail Station Rail 2.36 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Air 15.58 km
Terminal Two Access Air 30.67 km
Terminal Two Access Air 30.72 km

Nearby Nature

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

Grove's Dam Inland Water 1.46 km
Delph Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.73 km
Dobb's Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.97 km
Waterdale Reservoir Inland Water 2.06 km
Round Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
Garden Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.22 km
Glass House Close Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.22 km
The Dam Inland Water 2.47 km
Dam Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.5 km
Littlewood Woodland Or Forest 2.54 km
Sutton Hall Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.67 km
Stanley Bank Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.68 km
Carr Mill Dam Inland Water 2.83 km
Sutton Mill Dam Inland Water 2.88 km
Hall Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.93 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 39.1 Mbps 77 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 8.1 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 36 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% 15.6 1.4
30-300 Mbps 0% 75.9 9.9
300+ Mbps 100% 331 36

Gas Consumption

46 meters consuming 403,343 kWh - mean 8,768 kWh : median 8,084 kWh

Electricity Consumption

45 meters consuming 103,039 kWh - mean 2,290 kWh : median 2,020 kWh

Energy usage data for WA9 1AX - Data from 2020


Country England
County Merseyside
Latitude 53.45162700
Longitude -2.71889500
OS Easting 352356
OS Northing 0395226
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 E33006514
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
St. Helens 014
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
St. Helens 014E
Output Area / Small Area 8D1