Page 4 - MF&RS Wirral Community Safety Plan
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Wirral is a borough of contrasts; a There are extremes of wealth in 

peninsula of 60 square miles, with 25 Wirral. The affluent West of the 

miles of coastline, comprising of both borough contrasts sharply with the 

urban and rural areas. The latest more deprived East, where social 

deprivation and problems such as 
population figures for Wirral are 

320,200 and growing (Joint Strategic anti-social behaviour are 

Needs Assessment, 2014), with concentrated.

197,400 of working age.

This polarisation is apparent in ill 

health and disability rates and there 
There are over 7,000 businesses in 

Wirral working across a unique is a difference in life expectancy of 

combination of industries.
10.3 years between the most and 

least deprived areas of Wirral.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service 

(MF&RS) is well prepared to respond 

to incidents across these complex 

areas, including oil and chemical 

works, shipbuilding and docklands, 

large retail developments, major 

transport links such as Motorways, 

railways, the Mersey tunnels, as

well as the growing leisure and 

tourism industry.


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