Leigh South Demographics (Wigan, England)

Leigh South is a ward in Wigan of North West, England and includes areas of Hope Carr, Leigh Business Park, Aspull Common, Landside, Land Side, Moss Ind Est, Moss Industrial Estate, Low Common and Higher Folds.

In the 2011 census the population of Leigh South was 14,011 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Leigh South is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

94.6% of people living in Leigh South were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% India, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Philippines, 0.1% North Africa.

97.9% of people living in Leigh South speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Polish, 0.2% French, 0.1% Kurdish, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% Shona, 0.1% Urdu.

The religious make up of Leigh South is 76.0% Christian, 16.7% No religion, 0.8% Muslim, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Buddhist. 797 people did not state a religion. 21 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 14 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

44.9% of people are married, 13.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.2% are separated or divorced. There are 935 widowed people living in Leigh South.

The top occupations listed by people in Leigh South are Professional 13.5%, Administrative and secretarial 12.6%, Skilled trades 12.2%, Associate professional and technical 11.9%, Elementary 11.7%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.4%, Elementary administration and service 9.7%, Administrative 9.7%, Sales and customer service 9.6%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.2%.

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