Wigan Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of Wigan was 317,849 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.
The average age of people in Wigan is 40, while the median age is also 40.
95.0% of people living in Wigan were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Pakistan, 0.1% China.
98.1% of people living in Wigan speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.4% Polish, 0.1% Lithuanian, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% French, 0.1% Kurdish, 0.1% Latvian.
The religious make up of Wigan is 77.8% Christian, 15.0% No religion, 0.7% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Hindu.
17,617 people did not state a religion. 682 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 72 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
46.6% of people are married, 12.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.0% are separated or divorced. There are 17,863 widowed people living in Wigan.
The top occupations listed by people in Wigan are Professional 13.4%, Skilled trades 12.8%, Elementary 12.4%, Administrative and secretarial 11.6%, Associate professional and technical 11.1%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Elementary administration and service 10.2%, Sales and customer service 9.2%, Administrative 9.0%.
Browse for Wigan Demographics by ward/suburb
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- Wigan Areas
- 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
- 2011 Census United Kingdom