Cumbria is one of 33 counties. County boundaries exist primarily for local government administration purposes.
As a county, Cumbria covers an area of 6,767 km sq; making it the second largest county by area in the country.
Most datasets are available at a county level and so this may be a good starting point when gathering information. However, as Cumbria is a diverse county, it may also be worth gathering statistics broken down at lower levels of geography in addition to county figures.