Authority → Wigan

Wigan Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Wigan in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

329,800

Population

6.4%

Unqualified

3.8%

Unemployment

£28,792

Salary

£190,693

Property

Quick answer: Wigan is a local authority in England. The population of Wigan is 329,800. The population per square mile of Wigan is 4,539. The average salary in Wigan is £28,792 per year. The average property price in Wigan is £190,693.


Books about Wigan: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Wigan. Here is a link to some of the books about Wigan.


Wigan Demographics


The population of Wigan is 329,800. The population per square mile of Wigan is 4,539. The population has decreased by 900 in the past year. The population has increased by 22,800 since 1981.


There are more females in Wigan. They account for 50.5% of the population.


Wigan Employment


76.6% of the people in Wigan are in employment. There are more females in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Wigan is 3.8%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Wigan Student Population


The student population of Wigan is 8,800. Students account for 22.3% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


88.7% of the people in Wigan have an NVQ1 qualification. 78.6% have an NVQ2 qualification. 52.4% have an NVQ3 qualification. 30.8% have an NVQ4 qualification.


6.4% of the people in Wigan have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Wigan Economy


There are 9,365 businesses in Wigan. 88.8% are micro businesses. 9.4% are small businesses. 1.5% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Wigan are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Wigan Salary


The average salary in Wigan is £28,792 per year. Males earn 17.7% more.


Salaries in Wigan are 13.75% less than the national average of £33,384.


Wigan Property


The average property price in Wigan is £190,693. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Wigan: £322,557 for detached houses. £193,319 for semi-detached houses. £147,182 for terrace houses. £99,713 for flats.