Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

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Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
Status: Metropolitan borough
Region: North West England
Ceremonial county: Merseyside
Historic county: Cheshire
- Total
Ranked 208th
157.05 km2
Admin. HQ: Wallasey
ONS code: 00CB
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density

/ km2
Ethnicity: 98.3% White

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: All party (3)
MPs: Ben Chapman, Angela Eagle, Frank Field, Stephen Hesford

Wirral is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England, which occupies the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula, more commonly known as Wirral.

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 | change 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[1] Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4]
1995 2,089 10 674 1,405
2000 2,609 5 814 1,789
2003 3,020 9 755 2,256

^ 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.

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