Area Information for Whitehaven, CA28 8NU

This postcode in Whitehaven is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Sneckyeat ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Copeland. This page combines information for the address Whitehaven, CA28 8NU, 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 1988. 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 Sneckyeat
Constituency Copeland
Region North West
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Whitehaven, CA28 8NU 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 5
Semi-Detached 132
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 144
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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 28
Owned with Mortgage 64
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 16
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 139

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 43
Two People 51
Three People 24
Four People 14
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 139

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 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 34
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 44
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.

Gender
Male 156
Female 153
Total 309

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 27
5-7 10
8-9 12
10-14 16
15 0
16-17 5
18-19 5
20-24 36
25-29 28
30-44 64
45-59 71
60-64 14
65-74 10
75-84 9
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 309

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CA28 8NU 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 108
Married 99
Divorced 23
Separated 5
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 244

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.

Health
Very Good 143
Good 106
Fair 37
Bad 17
Very Bad 6
Total 309

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) 53
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 57
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 48
Other 5
Total 244

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 96% 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 297
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Other Asian 6
Black African 2
Total 309

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 280
Wales 2
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 10
Total 309

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 8NU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 218
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 81

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 210
No Religion 71
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 309

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sneckyeat ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% 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 114
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 47
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 7
Total 233

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 23
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 168

Whitehaven, CA28 8NU 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 8NU
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 8NU. 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 8NU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Whitehaven, CA28 8NU. The nearest railway station is Corkickle, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Corkickle 0.9 miles
Whitehaven 1.6 miles
Parton 2.7 miles
St Bees 2.9 miles
Nethertown 5.2 miles
Harrington 5.7 miles
Braystones 6.5 miles
Workington 7.8 miles
Sellafield 8.3 miles
Seascale 10 miles
Flimby 12 miles
Drigg 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Whitehaven, CA28 8NU. The nearest is Hensingham Community Primary School, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hensingham Community Primary School 670 yards
    
Valley Primary School and Nursery 690 yards
    
St Gregory and St Patrick's Catholic Infant School 0.5 miles
    
Jericho Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Monkwray Junior School 1 mile
    
St Begh's Catholic Junior School 1 mile
    
Kells Infant School 1.2 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
    
St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School 1.5 miles
    
St James' CofE Junior School 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Whitehaven, CA28 8NU. The nearest is The Whitehaven Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Whitehaven Academy 0.7 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic High School 0.9 miles
    
West Lakes Academy 3.6 miles
    
Energy Coast UTC 6.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 9 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Whitehaven, CA28 8NU. The nearest is Flatt Walks Surgery, approximately 1.2 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 7 closest dentists to Whitehaven, CA28 8NU. The nearest is North Cumbria PCTDS, approximately 430 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
North Cumbria PCTDS 430 yards
North Cumbria PCTDS 1.2 miles
S J Smith & Associates 1.3 miles
Queen Street Dental Clinic 1.3 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Whitehaven 1.5 miles
Miss Alex Siddle 2.1 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Egremont 3.9 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Whitehaven, CA28 8NU. The nearest is West Cumberland Hospital, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cumberland Hospital 430 yards

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 5 closest opticians to Whitehaven, CA28 8NU. The nearest is Boots-Whitehaven, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Whitehaven 1.4 miles
Vision Express - Whitehaven 1.4 miles
Whitehaven Vision Plus 1.4 miles
Ann Morgan Optician 2.2 miles
S E Aldred, Optometrist 3.7 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.


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