Shown within ceremonial County Durham
|• Origin||Easington Rural District|
Seaham Urban District
|• Succeeded by||County Durham|
|Government||Easington District Council|
Easington was, from 1974 to 2009, a local government district in eastern County Durham, England. It contained the settlements of Easington, Seaham, Peterlee, Murton, Horden, Blackhall, Wingate and Castle Eden. It did not however include Easington Lane which is administered as part of the City of Sunderland.
The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Seaham urban district with most of Easington Rural District.
It had the lowest percentage of foreign-born residents in England at 1.2% (2001 census).
The district was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England. An electoral ward in the name of Easington still exists. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 7,693.
See also: Easington local elections