List of settlements in Merseyside by population

This is a list of settlements in Merseyside by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 20 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in Merseyside, shown in the table below.

Administrative boundaries

Table outlines many of the county's settlements, and is formatted according to their metropolitan borough.

Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough Centre of administration Other places
Merseyside 1 City of Liverpool Liverpool City Centre Aigburth, Allerton, Anfield, Belle Vale, Broadgreen, Canning, Childwall, Chinatown, Clubmoor, Croxteth, Dingle, Dovecot, Edge Hill, Everton, Fairfield, Fazakerley, Garston, Gateacre, Gillmoss, Grassendale, Hunt's Cross, Kensington, Kirkdale, Knotty Ash, Mossley Hill, ,Netherley, Norris Green, Old Swan, Orrell Park, St Michael's Hamlet, Sefton Park (district), Speke, Stoneycroft, Toxteth, Tuebrook, Vauxhall, Walton, Wavertree, West Derby, Woolton
2 Sefton Bootle and Southport Ainsdale, Aintree, Birkdale, Blowick, Blundellsands, Churchtown, Crosby, Crossens, Ford, Formby, Hightown, Hillside, Ince Blundell, Kennessee Green Litherland, Little Altcar, Little Crosby, Lunt, Lydiate, Maghull, Marshside, Melling, Netherton, Orrell, Seaforth, Sefton, Thornton, Waterloo, Woodvale
3 Knowsley Huyton Bowring Park, Cronton, Fazakerley, Halewood, Kirkby, Knowsley, Page Moss, Prescot, Roby, Stockbridge Village, Tarbock, Whiston
4 St Helens St Helens Billinge, Blackbrook, Bold, Bold Heath, Clock Face, Crank, Earlestown, Eccleston, Garswood, Haydock, Laffak, Moss Bank, Newton-le-Willows, Old Boston, Parr, Rainford, Rainhill, Ravenhead, Seneley Green, Sutton, Thatto Heath, Windle
5 Wirral Wallasey Barnston, Bebington, Beechwood, Bidston, Birkenhead, Brimstage, Bromborough, Caldy, Clatterbridge, Claughton, Eastham, Egremont, Frankby, Gayton, Grange, Greasby, Heswall, Hoylake, Irby, Landican, Larton, Leasowe, Liscard, Meols, Moreton, New Brighton, New Ferry, Newton, Noctorum, Oxton, Pensby, Port Sunlight, Poulton, Prenton, Raby Mere, Raby, Rock Ferry, Saughall Massie, Seacombe, Spital, Storeton, Thingwall, Thornton Hough, Thurstaston, Tranmere, Upton, Wallasey Village, West Kirby, Woodchurch, Woodside

Population ranking

# Settlement Population (2001)[1] Population (2011)[2]
1 Liverpool†(see notes) 530,850 552,267
2 Birkenhead 138,270 142,968
3 St Helens 102,360 102,885
4 Southport 91,400 91,703
5 Wallasey 58,710 60,284
6 Bebington 56,479 57,336
7 Bootle 56,317 51,394
8 Crosby 51,790 50,044
9 Kirkby 41,010 42,744
10 Prescot 39,200 37,911
11 Heswall 29,977 29,789
12 Maghull 28,848 26,997
13 Formby 24,478 23,329
14 Newton-le-Willows 21,476 22,114
15 Litherland 17,880 18,507
16 Haydock 17,195 16,521
17 West Kirby 14,649 14,959
18 Hoylake 10,875 10,909
19 Billinge 6,297 5,896
20 Rainford 6,320 5,831


† Huyton included in Liverpool count for ONS subdivision area purposes.

See also


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