Leigh West Demographics (Wigan, England)

Leigh West is a ward in Wigan of North West, England and includes areas of Leigh Sports Village, Firs Lane, Firdale Ind Est and Victoria Ind Est.

In the 2011 census the population of Leigh West was 14,939 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Leigh West is 37, while the median age is also 37.

93.3% of people living in Leigh West were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Wales, 0.5% Ireland, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Pakistan, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% China.

97.0% of people living in Leigh West speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Polish, 0.2% Czech, 0.2% Urdu, 0.2% Arabic, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Lithuanian, 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% Thai.

The religious make up of Leigh West is 71.7% Christian, 19.9% No religion, 1.1% Muslim, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Hindu. 847 people did not state a religion. 56 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 8 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

37.8% of people are married, 16.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 26.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.1% are separated or divorced. There are 1,039 widowed people living in Leigh West.

The top occupations listed by people in Leigh West are Elementary 15.9%, Skilled trades 14.7%, Process, plant and machine operatives 12.9%, Elementary administration and service 12.7%, Caring, leisure and other service 12.4%, Sales and customer service 10.6%, Administrative and secretarial 10.5%, Caring personal service 10.1%, Sales 9.1%, Associate professional and technical 8.5%.

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