Area Information for Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ

Wallgate in Wigan is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Wigan Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wigan. This page combines information for the address Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WN1 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wigan
Ward Wigan Central
Constituency Wigan
Region North West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ:

Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BE
Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BA
Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1DP
Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BB
King Street, Wigan, WN1 1DY
King Street, Wigan, WN1 1BS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WN1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 5
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 81
Flat (Purpose-Built) 78
Flat (Converted) 18
Residence in Commercial Building 24
Total 214
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wallgate, Wigan contains a higher than average level of social housing - 57% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 39
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 69
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 40
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 189

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 129
Two People 44
Three People 13
Four People 2
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 189

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 45
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 83
Total 159

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around WN1 1BJ however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 152
Female 119
Total 271

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 11
5-7 3
8-9 0
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 14
18-19 17
20-24 38
25-29 31
30-44 62
45-59 43
60-64 10
65-74 20
75-84 16
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 271

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WN1 1BJ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 154
Married 43
Divorced 28
Separated 15
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 253

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 97
Good 102
Fair 48
Bad 19
Very Bad 5
Total 271

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 45
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 45
No GCSEs or Equivalent 79
Other 23
Total 253

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 236
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 3
Chinese 3
Other Asian 8
Black African 3
Other 10
Total 271

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 212
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 19
Other 34
Total 271

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to WN1 1BJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 166
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 20
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 72

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 170
No Religion 67
Buddhist 6
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 16
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 271

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 67
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 39
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 21
Total 235

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 107

Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ is within the Wigan Central policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Wallgate
Neighbourhood Team Address Wigan Central
Robin Park Way
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Below are the details of the closest services to WN1 1BJ. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for WN1 1BJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ. The nearest railway station is Wigan North Western, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wigan North Western < 50 yards
Wigan Wallgate 140 yards
Ince (Manchester) 0.9 miles
Pemberton 1.7 miles
Hindley 2.4 miles
Gathurst 2.7 miles
Bryn 3.1 miles
Orrell 3.3 miles
Garswood 4.1 miles
Blackrod 4.2 miles
Appley Bridge 4.3 miles
Horwich Parkway 4.5 miles
Upholland 4.6 miles
Westhoughton 4.6 miles
Daisy Hill 4.8 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 4.9 miles
Hag Fold 5.7 miles
Lostock 6.1 miles
Newton-le-Willows 6.3 miles
Earlestown 6.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ. The nearest is St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ. The nearest is The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College 580 yards
Dean Trust Rose Bridge 1 mile
St John Fisher Catholic High School 1.2 miles
Hawkley Hall High School 1.4 miles
Dean Trust Wigan 2.3 miles
St Peter's Catholic High School 2.8 miles
Hindley High School 3 miles
Shevington High School 3.3 miles
Cansfield High School 3.5 miles
Standish Community High School 3.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ. The nearest is Mesnes View Surgery, approximately 870 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ. The nearest is Total Orthodontics, Wigan, approximately 170 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ. The nearest is Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BJ. The nearest is Boots-Wigan, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Wigan 360 yards
Vision Express UK Ltd 390 yards
Specsavers Opticians 450 yards
I Site Opticians 490 yards
Roberts Opticians 490 yards
Jacksons Opticians 610 yards
The Spectacle Centre 640 yards
Asda Opticians 0.7 miles
Boots Opticians 0.8 miles
Hepworth & Hall 0.8 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.