City of Lancaster facts for kids
|City and Non-metropolitan district|
|Motto: "Luck to Loyne"|
Lancaster shown within Lancashire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|Ceremonial county||Template:Country data Lancashire|
|City status||14 May 1937|
|• Total||222.4 sq mi (575.9 km2)|
|Population (2005 est.)|
|• Rank||[[List of English districts by population|]]|
|• Ethnicity||97.8% white|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|Postcode areas||LA (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)|
|Dialling codes||01524 (Lancaster)
|NUTS 3 code||UKD44|
|OS grid reference||SD475615|
|Major railway stations||Lancaster (B)|
|MPs||Cat Smith (L)
David Morris (C)
|European Parliament||North West England|
|Ambulance service||North West|
The City of Lancaster (//) is a local government district of Lancashire, England, with the status of a city and non-metropolitan district. It is named after its largest settlement, Lancaster, but covers a far larger area, which includes the towns of Morecambe, Heysham, and Carnforth, as well as outlying villages, farms, rural hinterland and (since 1 August 2016) a section of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The district has a population of (mid-2015 est.), and an area of 222.4 square miles (575.9 km2).
The current city boundaries were set as part of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, and cover an amalgamation of five former local government districts—the municipal boroughs of Lancaster and Morecambe and Heysham, together with the Carnforth Urban District and rural districts of Lancaster and Lunesdale, all from the administrative county of Lancashire.
The city council's primary responsibility is refuse collection.
|2001 UK Census||Lancaster||Lancashire||England||United Kingdom|
At the 2011 UK census, the City of Lancaster had a total population of 138,375. Of the 57,822 households in the city, 33.5% were married couples living together, 31.9% were one-person households, 7.8% were co-habiting couples and 10.0% were lone parents. These figures were similar to the national averages.
The population density was 233/km2 (600/sq mi) and for every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. Of those aged 16–74 in Lancaster, 26.7% had no academic qualifications, lower than 28.9% in all of England. The city of Lancaster had a higher proportion of white people than Lancashire and England.
The table below details the population change since 1801, including the percentage change since the last available census data. Although the City of Lancaster has existed as a district since 1974, figures have been generated by combining data from the towns, villages, and civil parishes that would later be constituent parts of the city.
|Population growth in City of Lancaster since 1801|
|2011 UK Census||City of Lancaster||Lancashire||England|
At the 2011 UK census, 65.9% of Lancaster's population reported themselves as Christian, 1.3% Muslim, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.3% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, and 0.1% Sikh. 24.5% had no religion, 0.5% had an alternative religion and 7.1% did not state their religion. The city is covered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster, and the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn.
- Nether Kellet
- Over Kellet
- Over Wyresdale
- Priest Hutton
- Yealand Conyers
- Yealand Redmayne
Lancaster and Heysham lie within unparished areas.
- Perpignan (since 1962)
- Rendsburg (since 1968)
- Aalborg (since 1982)
- Lublin (since 1994)
- Vaxjo (since 1996)
- Viana do Castelo
|Irish Sea||North Yorkshire
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