Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
|Metropolitan Borough of Wirral|
|Region:||North West England|
- Total (2005 est.)
1982 / km2
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|Executive:||All party (3)|
|MPs:||Ben Chapman, Angela Eagle, Frank Field, Stephen Hesford|
Wirral Metropolitan Borough has a population of about 311,235 (2004 estimate) in an area of 60 square miles (155 km2). It faces Liverpool over the River Mersey to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and the River Dee to the west. To the south it borders the borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston, in Cheshire.
Economy[change | edit source]
This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Wirral at current basic prices published (pp.240–253) by the Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.
|Year||Regional gross value added||Agriculture||Industry||Services|
^ includes hunting and forestry
^ includes energy and construction
^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
In September 2006 a large scale development called Wirral Waters was unveiled by the company Peel Holdings, that if constructed as outlined may see the creation of up to 27,000 jobs.