Areas of the City of York

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The City of York is a unitary authority of the United Kingdom. There are many distinct localities, suburbs and villages within the administrative area of the City. All areas in the City are in the YO postcode area, also known as the York postcode area.[1]

Local government[edit]

York is an ancient English borough, and was one of the boroughs reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 to form a municipal borough. It gained the status of a county borough in 1889, under the Local Government Act 1888, and existed so until 1974, when, under the Local Government Act 1972, it became a non-metropolitan district in the county of North Yorkshire.[2][3]

As a result of 1990s UK local government reform, York gained unitary status and saw a substantial alteration in its borders, taking in parts of Selby and Harrogate districts, and about half the population of the Ryedale district. The new boundary was imposed after central Government had rejected the former city council's own proposal.[4]

The City of York Council has 47 councillors serving 22 wards.[5]

Parliamentary constituencies[edit]

Until the United Kingdom general election, 2010, most of York was covered by the City of York constituency of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, but the outer parts of the city and local council area fell within the Selby, Vale of York and Ryedale constituencies.[6] For 2010, two new constituencies (York Central and York Outer) were created.

The whole of the city and local council area lies within the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency of the European Parliament.[7]

List of places in York[edit]

The individual areas of the City of York are all within the Unitary Authority area as defined by the Fifth Periodical Report, Volume 4, "Mapping for the Non-Metropolitan Counties and the Unitary Authorities as published by the Boundary Commission For England", specifically on pages 106–109.[8] Population details are taken from the UK Census of 2001 and 2011.[9][10] Some areas that have a population for 2001 are taken from local ecclesiastical parish information and has not been updated for 2011. Other areas without any population information is due to a lack of ecclesiastical parish information, mostly because the area has never been one and is included only due to it being an identifiable and distinct area according to Ordnance Survey maps.

Placename Council ward Parliament Population (2001) Population (2011) Postcode
Acaster Malbis Bishopthorpe York Outer 578 669 YO23
Acomb Acomb, Westfield York Central 21,419 22,215 YO24
Askham Bryan Rural West York York Outer 582 564 YO23
Askham Richard Rural West York York Outer 273 351 YO23
Bishophill Micklegate York Central N/A N/A YO1
Bishopthorpe Bishopthorpe York Outer 3,174 3,237 YO23
Bootham Clifton York Central N/A N/A YO30
Clifton Clifton York Central 12,017 13,548 YO30
Copmanthorpe Rural West York York Outer 4,262 4,173 YO23
Crockey Hill Wheldrake York Outer N/A N/A YO19
Deighton Wheldrake York Outer 308 291 YO19
Dringhouses Dringhouses & Woodthorpe York Outer 10,733 11,084 YO24
Dunnington Derwent York Outer 3,194 3,230 YO19
Earswick Strensall York Outer 819 876 YO32
Elvington Elvington York Outer 1,212 1,239[11] YO41
Fishergate Fishergate York Central 7,921 9,844 YO10
Fulford Fulford York Outer 2,595 2,785 YO10
Groves Guildhall York Central N/A N/A YO31
Haxby Haxby & Wigginton York Outer 8,754 8,248 YO32
Heslington Heslington York Outer 4,122 4,792 YO10
Hessay Rural West York York Outer 181 265 YO26
Heworth Heworth York Central 2,283 2,191 YO31
Holgate Holgate York Central 11,564 12,832 YO24
Holtby Derwent York Outer 152 166 YO19
Huntington Huntington & New Earswick York Outer 9,277 9,371 YO31
Kexby Derwent York Outer 194 231 YO41
Knapton Rural West York York Outer 222 - YO26
Layerthorpe Heworth York Central N/A N/A YO31
Middlethorpe Bishopthorpe York Outer N/A N/A YO23
Murton Osbaldwick York Outer 423 668 YO19
Naburn Wheldrake York Outer 470 516 YO19
Nether Poppleton Rural West York York Outer 2,077 2,141 YO26
New Earswick Huntington & New Earswick York Outer 2,812 2,737 YO32
Osbaldwick Osbaldwick York Outer 2,726 2,902 YO10
Rawcliffe Skelton, Rawcliffe and Clifton Without York Outer 5,407 6,511 YO30
Rufforth Rural West York York Outer 560 - YO26
Skelton Skelton, Rawcliffe and Clifton Without York Outer 1,640 1,549 YO31
South Bank Micklegate York Central N/A N/A YO23
Stockton on the Forest Strensall York Outer 1,261 1,214 YO32
Strensall Strensall York Outer 3,815 YO32
Tang Hall Heworth York Central N/A N/A YO31
Towthorpe Strensall York Outer 1,967 - YO32
Upper Poppleton Rural West York York Outer 1,961 1,997 YO26
Wheldrake Wheldrake York Outer 1,909 2,107 YO19
Wigginton Haxby & Wigginton York Outer 3,174 3,160 YO32
Woodthorpe Dringhouses & Woodthorpe York Outer Not available Not available YO24
York City Centre Guildhall, Micklegate York Central N/A N/A YO1


  1. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  2. ^ "Bartholomew Gazetteer entry for YORK". Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gazetteer of British Place Names – Map of the local government areas of Britain". Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "The North Yorkshire (District of York) (Structural and Boundary Changes) Order 1995". Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Council Meetings – City of York Council". Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "York Press". Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Euro Parliament map". Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "LocationDetails" (PDF). Fifth Periodical Report, Volume 4 Mapping for the Non-Metropolitan Counties and the Unitary Authorities. Boundary Commission For England. pp. 106–109. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Census 2001". City of York 2001 Census Profile. City of York Unitary Authority. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "UK Census 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "2011 UK Census - Elvington Parish". Retrieved 22 September 2013.