Publication of information from the 2001 census relating to the
local area. The information published should not disclose any
information about individuals or households but should summarize
details across the whole area.
The Borough of Scarborough has a peripheral location on the
East Coast of Yorkshire. Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are the key
towns and large areas are National Park or Heritage Coast.The
environment of the area has provided the basis for a successful
tourist economy. If you would like to find out more about visiting
the Borough, you can visit our tourism website, DiscoverYorkshireCoast.com
you can browse maps and travel details for the Borough.
Key Facts about the Borough
Scarborough Borough covers an
area of 81,654 hectares or 315.27 square miles. The Borough's
population is 106,243 (Source: 2001 Census Area Statistics), with
60% of residents living in the three major urban areas of
Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.
The population of Scarborough
Town (comprising Castle, Central, Eastfield, Falsgrave Park, Newby,
North Bay, Northstead, Ramshill, Stepney, Weaponness and Woodlands
wards) is 50,135. (Source: 2001 Census Area Statistics)
The population of Whitby Town
(comprising Mayfield, Streonshalh and Whitby West Cliff wards) is
13,594. (Source: 2001 Census Area Statistics).
The population of Filey Town
(comprising Filey ward) is 6,468. (Source: 2001 Census Area
27.5% of the population are aged
over 60, compared with an average of 20.9% nationally. Only 21.9%
of the population are aged between 20 and 39, compared to 28.1%
nationally. During the peak season, tourism can double the
More than 50% of the North York
Moors National Park lies within the Borough. This equates to 51,840
hectares or 200.15 square miles.
The Borough contains over 1,600
Listed Buildings, and includes 26 designated Conservation Areas
which cover 635 hectares.
The Economy of the Borough
The Borough has a balanced
economy with employment mainly based on manufacturing, tourism,
public sector services and retail. The manufacturing industry
currently employs 12.9% of the workforce; 34.2% of the workforce of
the Borough are employed in hotels and catering, which
is higher than both the national and
regional averages; Industry is generally light and modern with
good growth prospects; Over 1,100 firms are listed in the Council's
current Business Database.
In England and Wales, the Census
is planned and carried out by the Office for National Statistics.
The National Statistics
carries profiles of all 376 local and unitary authorities in
England and Wales, providing an at-a-glance portrait of your local
area as it was on Census Day, 29 April 2001.
External Website Links
Scarborough Borough Council
St. Nicholas Street
Tel: 01723 232480
Fax: 0870 191 3997