Local Government in Cumbria is changing. From 1 April 2023, the current six district councils and Cumbria County Council will be replaced by two new unitary authorities. Cumberland Council will comprise of the area covered by Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland districts; and Westmorland and Furness Council will comprise of the area covered by Barrow-in-Furness, Eden and South Lakeland districts.

For a statistical summary of each unitary council and a short statistical profile of both unitary councils, please click on the links below:

To view more detailed statistical profiles by theme for the unitary councils, please click on a theme from the list below, then in the ‘Select a Report’ drop down menu that will appear, select ‘Unitary Councils’ and then select Cumberland or Westmorland and Furness from the ‘Select an Area’ drop down menu that will appear.