Eden district profile and statistics

About Eden district

Eden is a local government district in Cumbria, England. Its council is based in Penrith. The district is named after the River Eden which flows north through the Eden Valley towards Carlisle. Within the district lies part of the Lake District National Park. Under Defra's definition of rural, all towns (except Penrith), villages and hamlets in Eden are described as 'rural sparse' and 'rural less sparse'. Penrith is not considered rural but is classified as 'urban sparse'.

Size of Eden district

Eden covers an area of 2,156 kmĀ², making it the second largest district in England and Wales.

Population of Eden district

In 2011, the population of Eden was 52,564. Eden has the lowest population density of any district in England. Source: Office for National Statistics 2011 Census.

Compare Eden district with other councils

We use a variety of information from other areas to compare how we are performing against other councils. We also use a range of sites to find out detailed information about the local area, be that Ward population figures, health or Police data. We use this information to improve our service delivery. Below are several of the sites we use on a regular basis that you may find of interest.

  • Cumbria Intelligence Observatory aims to bring together existing research and analysis resources throughout Cumbria, working jointly with partners to provide information and intelligence for Cumbria.

  • Office for National Statistics (ONS) provides access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics, and some data from government departments and devolved administrations.

  • Police.uk provides you with information on crime and antisocial behaviour in your neighbourhood, wherever you live in England or Wales. It also enables you to access and compare the latest information on a range of crime types with other neighbourhoods. You will also be able to access the details of your local neighbourhood policing team, policing priorities and information on the policing pledge.

  • CIPFA the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance.

  • Public Health England - Health Protection Eden Area profile provides a snapshot of health for each local council in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and over time. They are designed to help local councils and the NHS decide where to target resources and tackle health inequalities in their local area.

Last updated: Monday, 17 October, 2022.