Area Information for Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH

This postcode in Lowca is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Distington, Lowca & Parton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Copeland. This page combines information for the address Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH, 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 6QH.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Copeland
Ward Distington, Lowca & Parton
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 Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH:

East Croft Terrace, Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6PY
East Road, Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QA
Croft Terrace, Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QG
West Croft Terrace, Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6PX
Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6PZ
Church View, Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6PN

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 Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH 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 3 property sales in CA28 6QH 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 Lowca, Whitehaven consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 36
Semi-Detached 22
Terraced 131
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 190
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 61
Owned with Mortgage 83
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 183

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 49
Two People 62
Three People 29
Four People 32
Five People 6
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 183

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 52
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 55
Total 153

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 52% male.

Male 233
Female 215
Total 448

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 40
5-7 16
8-9 9
10-14 24
15 7
16-17 8
18-19 8
20-24 27
25-29 44
30-44 105
45-59 93
60-64 21
65-74 38
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 448

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CA28 6QH 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 114
Married 182
Divorced 35
Separated 8
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 352

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 210
Good 169
Fair 50
Bad 14
Very Bad 5
Total 448

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) 65
Apprenticeship 21
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 51
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 63
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 67
No GCSEs or Equivalent 77
Other 8
Total 352

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Lowca, 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 100% 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 446
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Chinese 1
Total 448

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 434
Wales 3
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 2
Other 3
Total 448

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 6QH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 355
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 91

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 354
No Religion 64
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 28
Total 448

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Distington, Lowca & Parton ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% 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 155
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 63
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 47
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 9
Total 344

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 8
Manufacturing 42
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 13
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 39
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 245

Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH is within the Whitehaven policing neighbourhood, under the Cumbria Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Lowca. 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 6QH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH. The nearest railway station is Parton, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Parton 0.7 miles
Whitehaven 1.9 miles
Harrington 2.4 miles
Corkickle 2.7 miles
Workington 4.6 miles
St Bees 6.1 miles
Flimby 7.9 miles
Nethertown 8.5 miles
Maryport 9.6 miles
Braystones 9.8 miles
Sellafield 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH. The nearest is Lowca Community School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lowca Community School 420 yards
St Bridget's CofE School 0.7 miles
Moresby Primary School 1.5 miles
Bransty Primary School 1.5 miles
Distington Community School 1.8 miles
St James' CofE Junior School 2 miles
St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School 2.1 miles
Beckstone Primary School 2.4 miles
St Begh's Catholic Junior School 2.6 miles
Jericho Primary School 2.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH. The nearest is St Benedict's Catholic High School, approximately 2.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Benedict's Catholic High School 2.6 miles
The Whitehaven Academy 2.9 miles
Energy Coast UTC 3.3 miles
St Joseph's Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College 4.3 miles
Workington Academy 4.6 miles
West Lakes Academy 6.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH. The nearest is Distington Surgery, approximately 1.7 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 Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Whitehaven, approximately 2.1 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 Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH. The nearest is West Cumberland Hospital, approximately 3.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cumberland Hospital 3.5 miles
Workington Community Hospital 4.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Lowca, Whitehaven, CA28 6QH. The nearest is Vision Express - 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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