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Lancaster
City and Non-metropolitan district
Lancaster skyline
Lancaster skyline
Official logo of Lancaster
Coat of arms of Lancaster City Council
Motto: "Luck to Loyne"
Lancaster shown within Lancashire
Lancaster shown within Lancashire
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Constituent country  England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Template:Country data Lancashire
City status 14 May 1937
Area
 • Total 222.4 sq mi (575.9 km2)
Area rank 79th
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)
015242 (Hornby-with-Farleton)
Vehicle registration P
GSS code E07000121
NUTS 3 code UKD44
ONS code 30UH
OS grid reference SD475615
Motorways M6
A601(M)
Major railway stations Lancaster (B)
Councillors 60
MPs Cat Smith (L)
David Morris (C)
European Parliament North West England
Police area Lancashire
Fire service Lancashire
Ambulance service North West
Website www.lancaster.gov.uk

The City of Lancaster (/ˈlæŋkæstər/) 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.

History

Demography

Lancaster compared
2001 UK Census Lancaster Lancashire England United Kingdom
Total population 133,914 1,134,974 49,138,831 58,789,194
White 97.8% 94.7% 90.9% 92.14%
Asian 0.7% 4.1% 4.6% 3.4%
Black 0.2% 0.2% 2.3% 2%

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.

Population change

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
Year Population ±%
1801 23,818 —    
1811 24,842 +4.3%
1821 28,374 +14.2%
1831 30,987 +9.2%
1841 32,998 +6.5%
1851 33,437 +1.3%
1861 37,943 +13.5%
1871 42,450 +11.9%
Year Population ±%
1881 46,956 +10.6%
1891 57,577 +22.6%
1901 64,617 +12.2%
1911 72,538 +12.3%
1921 77,409 +6.7%
1931 82,622 +6.7%
1941 92,752 +12.3%
1951 104,126 +12.3%
Year Population ±%
1961 113,083 +8.6%
1971 122,820 +8.6%
1981 118,599 −3.4%
1991 130,022 +9.6%
2001 133,914 +3.0%
2011 138,375 +3.3%
Source: Vision of Britain

Religion

Lancaster compared
2011 UK Census City of Lancaster Lancashire England
Population 138,375 1,134,974 49,138,831
Christian 65.9% 68.8% 59.4%
Muslim 1.3% 4.8% 5.0%
No religion 24.5% 19.2% 24.7%

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.

Settlements

Civil parishes

City of Lancaster parishes map
  1. Arkholme-with-Cawood
  2. Bolton-le-Sands
  3. Borwick
  4. Burrow-with-Burrow
  5. Cantsfield
  6. Carnforth
  7. Caton-with-Littledale
  8. Claughton
  9. Cockerham
  10. Ellel
  11. Gressingham
  12. Halton-with-Aughton
  13. Heaton-with-Oxcliffe
  14. Hornby-with-Farleton
  15. Ireby
  16. Leck
  17. Melling-with-Wrayton
  18. Middleton
  19. Morecambe
  20. Nether Kellet
  21. Over Kellet
  22. Over Wyresdale
  23. Overton
  24. Priest Hutton
  25. Quernmore
  26. Roeburndale
  27. Scotforth
  28. Silverdale
  29. Slyne-with-Hest
  30. Tatham
  31. Thurnham
  32. Tunstall
  33. Warton
  34. Wennington
  35. Whittington
  36. Wray-with-Botton
  37. Yealand Conyers
  38. Yealand Redmayne

Lancaster and Heysham lie within unparished areas.

Twin towns

Associate towns


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