Area Information for Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ

This postcode in Whitehaven is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Whitehaven Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Copeland. This page combines information for the address Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 1994. 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 Copeland
Ward Whitehaven Central
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 Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ:

Carter Lane, Whitehaven, CA28 7DA
Roper Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7BS
Scotch Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7BL
Scotch Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7BJ
Queen Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7AW
Lowther Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7AL

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 Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ 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 Whitehaven 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 2
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 95
Flat (Converted) 29
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 170
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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 34
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 21
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 126

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 76
Two People 34
Three People 6
Four People 7
Five People 0
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 73

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around CA28 7BQ however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 119
Female 93
Total 212

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 4
8-9 1
10-14 4
15 2
16-17 2
18-19 0
20-24 10
25-29 13
30-44 36
45-59 47
60-64 16
65-74 32
75-84 27
85-89 8
90+ 5
Total 212

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CA28 7BQ 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 60
Married 85
Divorced 17
Separated 2
Widowed 30
Same Sex 2
Total 196

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.

However, this area of the Whitehaven Central ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 76
Good 64
Fair 55
Bad 11
Very Bad 6
Total 212

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) 46
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 16
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 64
Other 8
Total 196

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 95% 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 202
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Total 212

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 197
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 8
Total 212

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 7BQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 156
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
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) 0
None 54

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.

Religion
Christian 165
No Religion 24
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 12
Total 212

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Whitehaven Central ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 49
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 5
Total 156

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 1
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 84

Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ is within the Whitehaven 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 CA28 7BQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Whitehaven
Force Website: http://www.cumbria.police.uk/

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Below are the details of the closest services to CA28 7BQ. 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 7BQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ. The nearest railway station is Corkickle, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Corkickle 740 yards
Whitehaven 760 yards
Parton 1.7 miles
St Bees 3.8 miles
Harrington 4.7 miles
Nethertown 6.3 miles
Workington 6.9 miles
Braystones 7.7 miles
Sellafield 9.5 miles
Flimby 11 miles
Seascale 12 miles
Maryport 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ. The nearest is St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School 530 yards
    
St Begh's Catholic Junior School 530 yards
    
St James' CofE Junior School 650 yards
    
Monkwray Junior School 0.6 miles
    
St Gregory and St Patrick's Catholic Infant School 0.8 miles
    
Jericho Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Bransty Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Kells Infant School 0.9 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
    
Hensingham Community Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ. The nearest is St Benedict's Catholic High School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Benedict's Catholic High School 1.1 miles
    
The Whitehaven Academy 1.3 miles
    
West Lakes Academy 4.9 miles
    
Energy Coast UTC 5.5 miles
    
St Joseph's Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College 6.6 miles
    
Workington Academy 6.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ. The nearest is Queen Street Medical Practice, approximately 110 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 Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ. The nearest is S J Smith & Associates, approximately 50 yards 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 Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ. The nearest is West Cumberland Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cumberland Hospital 1.5 miles
Workington Community Hospital 6.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Whitehaven, CA28 7BQ. The nearest is Boots-Whitehaven, approximately 200 yards 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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