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%.