Burnley (borough)

Burnley (borough)

Infobox UK District
name = Borough of Burnley

status = Borough
region = North West England
admincounty = Lancashire
area = Ranked 233rd
110.70 km²
adminhq = Burnley
onscode = 30UD
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=30UD
English district population|ONS=30UD
English district density|ONS=30UD / km²
ethnicity = 90.1% White
8.2% S.Asian
0.9% Mixed Race [ [http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=277016&c=burnley&d=13&e=13&g=461341&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1206563232548&enc=1&dsFamilyId=1812 www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk.] Accessed 27 March 2008.]
politics =
Burnley Borough Council
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = Liberal Democrats
mp = Kitty Ussher
year = 2005

Burnley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire in North West England, named for its main town, Burnley. It has been governed by the Liberal Democrats since 2008.

The current borders date from April 1, 1974, when the former county borough of Burnley merged with the urban district of Padiham and part of Burnley Rural District. In 2007 its proposal to merge with neighbouring Pendle Borough Council to form a larger authority was rejected by the government. [ [http://www.burnley.gov.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=12586 "Government says no to home rule for Burnley and Pendle"] , Burnley Borough Council website, March 27 2007. Accessed 30 August 2007.]

The borough's population has fallen from a high of 130,339 in 1911 to an estimated 87,700 in 2005. [ [http://vision.edina.ac.uk/data_cube_table_page.jsp?data_theme=T_POP&data_cube=N_TPop&u_id=10057085&c_id=10001043&add=N A Vision of Britain Through Time] . Accessed 6 May 2008.] Between 1991 and 2001, it fell by 2.6%. Its employment rate of 59.0% places it 261st out of 376 local authorities in England & Wales; just 12.6% of its workforce are graduates, placing it 325th out of 376 local authorities. [ [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/profiles/30UD-A.asp Office for National Statistics|2001 Census] . Accessed 6 May 2008.]

Places in the borough of Burnley include:
*Burnley Wood
*Harle Syke
*Rose Grove
*Rose Hill


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