Oadby and Wigston Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Oadby and Wigston was 56,170 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Oadby and Wigston is 41, while the median age is also 41.

83.0% of people living in Oadby and Wigston were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 5.0% India, 1.7% Kenya, 1.0% Scotland, 0.7% Wales, 0.7% Pakistan, 0.6% Ireland, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% South Africa.

91.6% of people living in Oadby and Wigston speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.9% Gujarati, 2.2% Panjabi, 0.4% Urdu, 0.4% Polish, 0.3% South Asian Language, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Hindi, 0.1% German.

The religious make up of Oadby and Wigston is 48.4% Christian, 22.6% No religion, 9.1% Hindu, 6.5% Sikh, 5.8% Muslim, 0.2% Jewish, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Agnostic. 3,387 people did not state a religion. 171 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 15 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

52.2% of people are married, 9.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 22.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.8% are separated or divorced. There are 2,287 widowed people living in Oadby and Wigston.

The top occupations listed by people in Oadby and Wigston are Professional 17.2%, Administrative and secretarial 13.6%, Associate professional and technical 12.0%, Skilled trades 10.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.3%, Administrative 10.3%, Elementary 10.1%, Sales and customer service 9.3%, Elementary administration and service 9.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.9%.