Area Information for Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW

This postcode in Howgate is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Moresby ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Copeland. This page combines information for the address Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CA28 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CA28 6PW.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Copeland
Ward Moresby
Constituency Copeland
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 Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW:

Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PL
Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PR
Low Moresby, Whitehaven, CA28 6RX
Low Moresby, Whitehaven, CA28 6RS
Low Moresby, Whitehaven, CA28 6RT
Low Moresby, Whitehaven, CA28 6RU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CA28 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW 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

We have found 2 property sales in CA28 6PW since the beginning of 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 Howgate, Whitehaven consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 120
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 11
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 56% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 83
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 149

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 16
Two People 60
Three People 30
Four People 32
Five People 8
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 149

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 51
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 125

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 Copeland constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 205
Female 207
Total 412

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 19
5-7 15
8-9 8
10-14 30
15 7
16-17 17
18-19 14
20-24 24
25-29 7
30-44 83
45-59 121
60-64 28
65-74 16
75-84 22
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 412

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CA28 6PW 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 79
Married 224
Divorced 21
Separated 1
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 333

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 233
Good 132
Fair 34
Bad 12
Very Bad 1
Total 412

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) 134
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 48
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 65
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 23
Other 9
Total 333

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Howgate, Whitehaven) 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 99% 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 406
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Chinese 3
Black African 1
Total 412

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 381
Wales 5
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 7
Other 8
Total 412

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 CA28 6PW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 364
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 41

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 329
No Religion 59
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 412

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Moresby ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 144
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 58
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 1
Total 310

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 50
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 15
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 42
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 237

Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW is within the Whitehaven policing neighbourhood, under the Cumbria Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 2 crimes were reported within half a mile of CA28 6PW.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2 crimes committed near CA28 6PW
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Below are the details of the closest services to Howgate. 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 CA28 6PW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW. The nearest railway station is Parton, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Parton 0.9 miles
Whitehaven 2 miles
Harrington 2.5 miles
Corkickle 2.6 miles
Workington 4.7 miles
St Bees 6 miles
Flimby 7.9 miles
Nethertown 8.4 miles
Braystones 9.6 miles
Maryport 9.7 miles
Sellafield 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW. The nearest is Lowca Community School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lowca Community School 0.7 miles
St Bridget's CofE School 0.9 miles
Moresby Primary School 1.1 miles
Bransty Primary School 1.5 miles
Distington Community School 1.6 miles
St James' CofE Junior School 2 miles
St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School 2.1 miles
Jericho Primary School 2.5 miles
St Begh's Catholic Junior School 2.5 miles
Beckstone Primary School 2.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW. The nearest is St Benedict's Catholic High School, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Benedict's Catholic High School 2.3 miles
The Whitehaven Academy 2.6 miles
Energy Coast UTC 3.1 miles
St Joseph's Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College 4.4 miles
Workington Academy 4.6 miles
West Lakes Academy 6.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW. The nearest is Distington Surgery, approximately 1.5 miles 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 Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Whitehaven, approximately 2.2 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 2 closest hospitals to Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW. The nearest is West Cumberland Hospital, approximately 3.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cumberland Hospital 3.2 miles
Workington Community Hospital 4.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Howgate, Whitehaven, CA28 6PW. The nearest is Boots-Whitehaven, approximately 2.3 miles away.

* 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.

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