Coordinates: 54°47′24″N 1°21′07″W / 54.790°N 1.352°W / 54.790; -1.352

Easington District

Shown within ceremonial County Durham
 • OriginEasington Rural District
Seaham Urban District
 • Created1974
 • Abolished2009
 • Succeeded byCounty Durham
ONS code20UF
GovernmentEasington District Council
 • HQEasington

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).[1]

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.[2]

Electoral divisions

See also: Easington local elections


  1. ^ 'The whitest place in England' BBC News Magazine. Accessed 6 March 2008
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 July 2015.