Some key Census findings for the wards and civil parishes of Merseyside were as follows: Residents in Merseyside were living at an average density of 21.4 people per hectare. Melrose in the district of Liverpool was the most densely populated ward (96.1 people per hectare), and Halewood East in Knowsley and Rainford in St. Helens were the least densely populated (both with 3.7 people per hectare).
Children made up 21.1% of the resident population of Merseyside. The wards with the highest and lowest proportions were Tower Hill in Knowsley (37.0%) and Duke's in Sefton (10.6%).
Cambridge in Sefton was the ward with the highest proportion of people with a limiting long-term illness (24.5%), and Halewood East in Knowsley the ward with the lowest (9.8%).
The wards with the highest proportion of households renting from a local authority were Princess in Knowsley and Everton in Liverpool (75.1% each). The ward with the lowest proportion was Duke's in Sefton (0.6%).
Abercromby in Liverpool was the ward with the highest proportion of one-person households (51.3%). Princess in Knowsley was the ward with the highest proportion of lone 'parent' households (households with only one person aged 16 or over and at least one child aged 0-15) (19.9 per cent), compared with 3.8% in Great Britain as a whole. Everton in Liverpool was the ward with the highest proportion of households with no car (86.5%).
Heswall in Wirral was the ward with the highest proportion of households with at least two cars (44.4%).