Area Information for Carlisle, CA2 5XZ

This postcode in Carlisle is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Cathedral & Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Carlisle. This page combines information for the address Carlisle, CA2 5XZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CA2 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2002. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Carlisle
Ward Cathedral & Castle
Constituency Carlisle
Region North West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Carlisle, CA2 5XZ:

Junction Street, Carlisle, CA2 5XH
Shaddongate, Carlisle, CA2 5WD
Shaddongate, Carlisle, CA2 5WJ
Shaddongate, Carlisle, CA2 5WF
Denton Holme Trade Centre, Chapel Place, Carlisle, CA2 5DF
Milbourne Street, Carlisle, CA2 5XF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CA2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Carlisle, CA2 5XZ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Carlisle consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 4
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 82
Flat (Purpose-Built) 102
Flat (Converted) 20
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 225
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Carlisle contains a higher than average level of social housing - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 41
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 60
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 52
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 203

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 101
Two People 71
Three People 16
Four People 10
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 203

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 50
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 65
Total 174

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Carlisle constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 186
Female 170
Total 356

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 13
8-9 5
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 17
20-24 33
25-29 33
30-44 81
45-59 90
60-64 24
65-74 23
75-84 7
85-89 5
90+ 3
Total 356

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CA2 5XZ does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 146
Married 89
Divorced 51
Separated 16
Widowed 19
Same Sex 2
Total 323

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 160
Good 119
Fair 46
Bad 21
Very Bad 10
Total 356

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 86
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 53
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 80
Other 10
Total 323

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Carlisle) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 345
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 2
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 2
Other 1
Total 356

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 294
Wales 1
Scotland 31
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 12
Other 14
Total 356

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to CA2 5XZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 257
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 80

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 208
No Religion 116
Buddhist 3
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 25
Total 356

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 129
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 49
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 33
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 2
Total 308

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 29
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 39
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 19
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 199

Carlisle, CA2 5XZ is within the Carlisle West policing neighbourhood, under the Cumbria Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near CA2 5XZ
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Below are the details of the closest services to CA2 5XZ. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for CA2 5XZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Carlisle, CA2 5XZ. The nearest railway station is Carlisle, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Carlisle 670 yards
Dalston (Cumbria) 3.6 miles
Wetheral 4.5 miles
Armathwaite 8.9 miles
Gretna Green 9 miles
Wigton 9.8 miles
Brampton (Cumbria) 9.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Carlisle, CA2 5XZ. The nearest is Caldew Lea School, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Caldew Lea School 630 yards
Robert Ferguson Primary School 850 yards
St Bede's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Newtown Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Brook Street Primary School 0.9 miles
Norman Street Primary School 1 mile
Newlaithes Junior School 1 mile
Newlaithes Infant School 1 mile
The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School (Church of England Voluntary Aided) 1 mile
Stanwix School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest secondary schools to Carlisle, CA2 5XZ. The nearest is Trinity School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Trinity School 0.6 miles
Richard Rose Central Academy 0.8 miles
Richard Rose Morton Academy 1.4 miles
Newman Catholic School 2 miles
Caldew School 3.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Carlisle, CA2 5XZ. The nearest is Eden Medical Group, approximately 710 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Carlisle, CA2 5XZ. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Carlisle, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Carlisle, CA2 5XZ. The nearest is Doctors Hospital, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Doctors Hospital 500 yards
Cumberland Infirmary 0.7 miles
Cumberland Infirmary - Carlisle 0.7 miles
North Cumbria University Hospital 0.7 miles
Carleton Clinic 2.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Carlisle, CA2 5XZ. The nearest is Specsavers Limited, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Limited 580 yards
Boots-Carlisle - English St 650 yards
Dolores Marchall Opticians 660 yards
Conlon & Sons (Opticians) Ltd 710 yards
Vision Express Limited 770 yards
Optical Express 770 yards
K France Opticians 0.5 miles
Visualise 0.9 miles
D & D McWilliams 1 mile
Asda Vision Centre 2.6 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.