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What is the Liverpool City Region?


The Liverpool City Region Merseyside Coat of Arms

The Liverpool City Region

Like a big pan of scouse, the six local authorities that make up the Liverpool City Region merge together to form a rich blend of culture, just oozing with talent and riches to make your bottom jaw drop.

It is made up from six local authorities, in order of population, they are, the City of Liverpool, the Wirral, Sefton, St.Helens, Knowsley and Halton.


The City of Liverpool Coat of Arms

Liverpool City Council

Located on the east bank of the River Mersey, the City of Liverpool covers the fourth most land mass of the six local authorities with over 43 square miles.

By population, it is the largest authority in the City Region with almost 470,000 inhabitants. Liverpool is the cultural heart and the main powerhouse of the region, it is home to over 30 districts, each with a relatively similar sized population.


The Wirral Coat of Arms

Wirral Borough Council

Located on a peninsula between the River Mersey and the River Dee, the Wirral covers the most land mass of the six local authorities, with over 60 square miles.

By population, it is the second biggest authority in the Liverpool City Region with 300,000 inhabitants. The two biggest towns in the Wirral are Birkenhead and Wallasey, with a combined population making almost half that figure.




The Sefton Coat of Arms - Southport - Bootle - Crosby - Formby

Sefton Borough Council

Located in the northern part of the Liverpool City Region, Sefton stretches along the banks of the Bay of Liverpool, it covers the third most land mass of the six local authorities, with over 59 square miles.

By population, it is the third biggest authority with around 275,000 inhabitants. The two biggest towns in Sefton are Southport and Bootle, with a combined population making up over half of that figure.


The St.Helens Coat of Arms

St.Helens Borough Council

Located inland in the north eastern part of the Liverpool City Region, St.Helens stretches along the banks of the Bay of Liverpool, it covers the second most land mass of the six local authorities, with almost 53 square miles.

By population, it is the fourth biggest authority with over 175,000 inhabitants. The biggest town in the borough is St.Helens itself, making up almost 60% of that figure.


The Knowsley Coat of Arms

Knowsley Borough Council

Located inland to the east of the City of Liverpool, Knowsley covers the fifth most land mass of the six local authorities, with over 33 square miles.

By population, it is the fifth biggest authority with around 150,000 inhabitants. The two biggest towns in Knowsley are Kirkby and Huyton, with a combined population making up around half of that figure.


The Halton Coat of Arms

Halton Borough Council

Located in the eastern part of the Liverpool City Region, Halton is the only authority stretching over both sides of the River Mersey. It covers the sixth most land mass of the six local authorities, with over 30 square miles.

By population, it is the sixth biggest authority with around 130,000 inhabitants. The two towns in Halton are Runcorn and Widnes, with a combined population making up almost 97% of that figure.


Future Areas of Growth for the Liverpool City Region

There are five areas outside of the Liverpool City Region that are often referred to as the Greater Liverpool city region. These five authorities are, 'West Lancashire', 'Warrington', 'Ellesmere Port and Neston', 'Chester' and 'Flintshire'.

The West Lancashire Coat of Arms

West Lancashire Borough Council

Located to the north of the Liverpool City Region, West Lancashire has a combined population of around 111,000. It is home to the scouse town of Skelmesdale and Ormskirk. If it were to officially join the city region, it would be by far the largest land mass, with almost 140 square miles.

The Warrington Coat of Arms

Warrington Borough Council

Located to the east of the Liverpool City Region, it has a combined population of over 200,000. Like Halton, Warrington left Cheshire in 1998 to become a Unitary Authority. If it were to officially join the city region, it would be the fourth most populous authority and cover the largest land mass, with almost 70 square miles.

The Ellesmere Port and Neston Coat of Arms

Ellesmere Port and Neston Constituency

Located to the south east of the Liverpool City Region, the Ellesmere Port and Neston Local Authority is on the Wirral Peninsula. It has a combined population of around 80,000 inhabitants, with the town of Ellesmere Port making about three quarters of that total. The Cheshire constituency covers around 34 square miles.

The City of Chester Coat of Arms

City of Chester

Located to the south of the Liverpool City Region, the historic walled city has a population of over 77,000. It was founded by the Romans in 79ce and granted city status in 1541. The City of Chester is the administrative headquarters for the 'Cheshire West and Chester' authority and covers a land mass of over 68 square miles.

The Flintshire Coat of Arms

Flintshire County Council

Located to the south west of the Liverpool City Region, Flintshire has a combined population of over 150,000 people. The northern border of Flintshire County Council run along the south eastern banks of the River Dee. The unitary Welsh authority covers a huge land mass, with over 168 square miles.