Leigh East Demographics (Wigan, England)

Leigh East is a ward in Wigan of North West, England and includes areas of Higher Folds and Kirkhall Lane.

In the 2011 census the population of Leigh East was 12,324 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Leigh East is 39, while the median age is higher at 40.

92.3% of people living in Leigh East were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.7% Scotland, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% India, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.2% China, 0.2% Philippines.

95.8% of people living in Leigh East speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.0% Polish, 0.3% Slovak, 0.3% Arabic, 0.2% Urdu, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Lithuanian, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% Malayalam, 0.1% Czech.

The religious make up of Leigh East is 75.1% Christian, 16.9% No religion, 1.6% Muslim, 0.3% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist. 659 people did not state a religion. 18 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 3 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

44.3% of people are married, 14.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.6% are separated or divorced. There are 712 widowed people living in Leigh East.

The top occupations listed by people in Leigh East are Skilled trades 13.1%, Professional 12.6%, Elementary 12.3%, Administrative and secretarial 11.9%, Associate professional and technical 11.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Elementary administration and service 9.9%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.8%, Sales and customer service 9.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.2%.