Parishes are small administrative areas, used only in England. Cumbria currently has 283 parishes in total. Parish data is becoming less widely used since the introduction of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) (external link) and, aside from census information, there are not many data sets available at this level.
Parishes are subject to boundary change, which can make it difficult to compare data over time. It is also important to note that some urban areas of the county do not sit within parishes.
Please click on the links below to access tables containing 2011 Census data for parishes in Cumbria.
Please note that there may be some parishes omitted from the tables; as these parishes are too small to reach the 2011 Census reporting threshold, for more information about this, please visit the Neighbourhood Statistics website by clicking here (external link).
It is also important to note that 2011 Census data was produced by the Office for National Statistics using a 'best-fit' method. Consequently, the data does not necessarily map exactly to parish boundaries. For more information about the best-fit method, please click here (external link).
The data contained in the tables below has been incorporated into 'Parish Profile Reports' commissioned by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and produced by Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI). These profiles bring together up to date quantitative data for individual parishes in Cumbria. To access these profiles, please visit the ACTion with Communities in Cumbria website by clicking here (external link).
Parish Data 2011
Parish Profile documents based on data from the 2001 census can be accessed by clicking here.
The Cumbria Atlas tools enable users to view a wide selection of local data for Electoral Wards and LSOAs in a user-friendly and interactive format; combining maps, tables and charts. The tools also offer users the facility to make comparisons with district, county and national data sets. To explore the atlas, please click here.
For lists of Cumbria's parishes with the wards / LSOAs that they sit fully or partially within, and the proportions of each parish's resident population that live within each ward / LSOA, please click here.