Information about Wigan

Population
329,330
Avg Annual Income
£36,893
Full Time Employees
30.09%
Average Age
42.16
Wigan Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Wigan is 329,330 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Wigan is 166,333, and the female population is 162,997. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 302,482, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,579. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (206,870), followed by No religion (99,784), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (66,618), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (46,951). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Wigan area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (99,103), while 62,537 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 69,357 adults have Level 3 education, while 41,466 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Wigan area are

  • Professional occupations (25062)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (19252), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (18014)

Age

The average age of people living in Wigan is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (56816), Between 45 to 54 (46419), and Between 25 to 34 (43689). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Wigan has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (50,961) followed by Routine occupations (43,775), and Semi-routine occupations (34,482). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Wigan over the years

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Postcodes in Wigan

The postcode district WA, WN, M are associated with the Wigan, and there are total 11 postcode areas (listed below). The Wigan has a total of 6661 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info
NameType
AreaWigan
Ward

Abram

Ashton

Aspull New Springs Whelley

Astley Mosley Common

Atherleigh

Atherton

Bryn

Douglas

Golborne and Lowton West

Hindley

Hindley Green

Ince

Leigh East

Leigh South

Leigh West

Lowton East

Orrell

Pemberton

Shevington with Lower Ground

Standish with Langtree

Tyldesley

Wigan Central

Wigan West

Winstanley

Worsley Mesnes

LTLA22
UTLA22Wigan
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland