South Wigston Demographics (Oadby and Wigston, England)

South Wigston is a ward in Oadby and Wigston of East Midlands, England and includes areas of South Wigston, Fairfield Estate and The Orchards.

In the 2011 census the population of South Wigston was 7,490 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in South Wigston is 40, while the median age is lower at 39.

92.9% of people living in South Wigston were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Scotland, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% India, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Kenya, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% China, 0.1% Pakistan.

97.4% of people living in South Wigston speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Polish, 0.4% Panjabi, 0.4% Gujarati, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% German, 0.1% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% Urdu.

The religious make up of South Wigston is 55.3% Christian, 34.1% No religion, 1.0% Hindu, 0.7% Sikh, 0.7% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Jewish. 505 people did not state a religion. 26 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

41.7% of people are married, 16.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.7% are separated or divorced. There are 386 widowed people living in South Wigston.

The top occupations listed by people in South Wigston are Skilled trades 15.6%, Elementary 13.8%, Administrative and secretarial 13.4%, Elementary administration and service 12.4%, Associate professional and technical 11.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.0%, Administrative 10.0%, Professional 9.8%, Sales and customer service 8.6%.

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