Area Information for Whitehaven, CA28 7XL

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 7XL, 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 December 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 7XL:

Tangier Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7UW
North Shore, Whitehaven, CA28 7XY
Bulwark Quay, Whitehaven, CA28 7HS
Millennium Promenade, Whitehaven, CA28 7UJ
Duke Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7HR
Tangier Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7UZ

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 7XL 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 3
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 93
Flat (Converted) 15
Residence in Commercial Building 41
Total 172
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Whitehaven contains a higher than average level of social housing - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 18
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 40
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 38
Rented: Other 9
Rent Free 5
Total 157

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 112
Two People 37
Three People 4
Four People 3
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 157

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 58
Total 110

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 7XL however is predominantly male (57%). 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 140
Female 106
Total 246

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 1
8-9 1
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 2
20-24 11
25-29 25
30-44 48
45-59 49
60-64 17
65-74 26
75-84 37
85-89 16
90+ 4
Total 246

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CA28 7XL the number widowed residents is high - 18% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 100
Married 45
Divorced 32
Separated 14
Widowed 45
Same Sex 1
Total 237

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 (62%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 67
Good 86
Fair 48
Bad 36
Very Bad 9
Total 246

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

CA28 7XL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 39
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 27
No GCSEs or Equivalent 96
Other 11
Total 237

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% white.

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 229
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 12
Other Asian 2
Total 246

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 207
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 10
Other 17
Total 246

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 7XL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 148
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 76

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 181
No Religion 42
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 17
Total 246

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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 28
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 24
Other 4
Total 180

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 21
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 23
Information and Communication 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 97

Whitehaven, CA28 7XL 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 7XL
Neighbourhood Team Address Whitehaven
Force Website: http://www.cumbria.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Whitehaven, CA28 7XL. The nearest railway station is Whitehaven, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Whitehaven 280 yards
Corkickle 0.7 miles
Parton 1.4 miles
St Bees 4.1 miles
Harrington 4.4 miles
Workington 6.6 miles
Nethertown 6.6 miles
Braystones 8 miles
Sellafield 9.8 miles
Flimby 10 miles
Seascale 12 miles
Maryport 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Whitehaven, CA28 7XL. The nearest is St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School 370 yards
    
St James' CofE Junior School 460 yards
    
St Begh's Catholic Junior School 0.6 miles
    
Bransty Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Monkwray Junior School 0.9 miles
    
Jericho Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St Gregory and St Patrick's Catholic Infant School 1.1 miles
    
Kells Infant School 1.2 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles
    
St Bridget's CofE School 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Whitehaven, CA28 7XL. The nearest is St Benedict's Catholic High School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Benedict's Catholic High School 1.3 miles
    
The Whitehaven Academy 1.5 miles
    
West Lakes Academy 5.2 miles
    
Energy Coast UTC 5.2 miles
    
St Joseph's Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College 6.4 miles
    
Workington Academy 6.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Whitehaven, CA28 7XL. The nearest is Queen Street Medical Practice, approximately 580 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 7XL. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Whitehaven, approximately 160 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 7XL. The nearest is West Cumberland Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cumberland Hospital 1.8 miles
Workington Community Hospital 6.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Whitehaven, CA28 7XL. The nearest is Vision Express - Whitehaven, approximately 400 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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