Area Information for Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU

Lorton Close in Whitehaven is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Whitehaven South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Copeland. This page combines information for the address Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU, 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 9SU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Copeland
Ward Whitehaven South
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 Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU:

Seathwaite Avenue, Whitehaven, CA28 9SP
Newlands Avenue, Whitehaven, CA28 9SJ
Seathwaite Avenue, Whitehaven, CA28 9SW
Croasdale Avenue, Whitehaven, CA28 9SN
Meadow Road, Whitehaven, CA28 9JR
Croasdale Avenue, Whitehaven, CA28 9SL

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 Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU 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 18 property sales in Lorton Close 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 Lorton Close, 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 3
Semi-Detached 92
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 124
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lorton Close, Whitehaven contains a higher than average level of social housing - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 42
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 2
Total 124

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 36
Two People 34
Three People 25
Four People 15
Five People 11
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 124

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 58
Total 99

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 148
Female 166
Total 314

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around CA28 9SU has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 39
5-7 16
8-9 10
10-14 21
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 26
25-29 26
30-44 60
45-59 59
60-64 8
65-74 14
75-84 18
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 314

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CA28 9SU 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 91
Married 80
Divorced 33
Separated 5
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 223

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 141
Good 96
Fair 52
Bad 18
Very Bad 7
Total 314

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) 16
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 55
No GCSEs or Equivalent 89
Other 3
Total 223

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Lorton Close, 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 312
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Total 314

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 307
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 2
Other 0
Total 314

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 9SU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 190
Republic of Ireland 0
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) 0
None 124

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 248
No Religion 56
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 314

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Whitehaven South 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 50
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 27
Other 8
Total 204

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 9
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 104

Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU 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, 29 crimes were reported within half a mile of CA28 9SU.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 29 crimes committed near Lorton Close
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 9SU. 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 9SU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU. The nearest railway station is Corkickle, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Corkickle 1 mile
Whitehaven 1.8 miles
St Bees 2.5 miles
Parton 3 miles
Nethertown 4.9 miles
Harrington 6 miles
Braystones 6.3 miles
Sellafield 8.1 miles
Workington 8.2 miles
Seascale 9.8 miles
Flimby 12 miles
Drigg 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU. The nearest is Valley Primary School and Nursery, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Valley Primary School and Nursery 330 yards
    
St Gregory and St Patrick's Catholic Infant School 0.7 miles
    
Hensingham Community Primary School 0.9 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Monkwray Junior School 0.9 miles
    
Kells Infant School 0.9 miles
    
Jericho Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St Begh's Catholic Junior School 1.1 miles
    
St James' CofE Infant and Nursery School 1.6 miles
    
St James' CofE Junior School 1.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU. The nearest is The Whitehaven Academy, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Whitehaven Academy 1.2 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic High School 1.3 miles
    
West Lakes Academy 3.6 miles
    
Energy Coast UTC 6.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 9 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU. The nearest is Flatt Walks Surgery, approximately 1.3 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 Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU. The nearest is North Cumbria PCTDS, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
North Cumbria PCTDS 0.6 miles
North Cumbria PCTDS 1.3 miles
S J Smith & Associates 1.4 miles
Queen Street Dental Clinic 1.5 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Whitehaven 1.6 miles
Miss Alex Siddle 2.5 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Egremont 3.8 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU. The nearest is West Cumberland Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cumberland Hospital 0.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 5 closest opticians to Lorton Close, Whitehaven, CA28 9SU. The nearest is Boots-Whitehaven, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Whitehaven 1.5 miles
Vision Express - Whitehaven 1.5 miles
Whitehaven Vision Plus 1.5 miles
Ann Morgan Optician 2.5 miles
S E Aldred, Optometrist 3.6 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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Broadband in CA28 9SU

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 12 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 15.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 40.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 7.7Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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