Local Government in Cumbria has changed. From 1 April 2023, the six district councils and Cumbria County Council were replaced by two new unitary authorities. Cumberland Council comprises of the area formerly covered by Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland districts; and Westmorland and Furness Council comprises of the area formerly covered by Barrow-in-Furness, Eden and South Lakeland districts.

The former County and district boundaries existed primarily for local government administration purposes. Cumbria was one of 33 counties in England and covered an area of 6,767 km sq; making it the second largest county by area in the country.

To access statistical profiles for the former county, please select a theme from the list below, then in the ‘Select a Report’ drop down menu that will appear, select ‘Former County’ for a Cumbria profile.