Area Information for Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL

Milford Road in Wigan is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Aspull New Springs Whelley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wigan. This page combines information for the address Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WN2 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for WN2 1AL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wigan
Ward Aspull New Springs Whelley
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 Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL:

Shildon Close, Wigan, WN2 1AN
Borden Close, Wigan, WN2 1AX
Alston Road, Wigan, WN2 1AU
Ashbourne Avenue, Wigan, WN2 1AF
Camberwell Crescent, Wigan, WN2 1AY
Horsham Grove, Wigan, WN2 1AP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WN2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL 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

We have found 13 property sales in Milford Road since the beginning of 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

The area containing Milford Road, Wigan consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 6
Semi-Detached 124
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 136
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 79
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 0
Total 135

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 36
Two People 59
Three People 17
Four People 21
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 87

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Wigan constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 147
Female 152
Total 299

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 9
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 10
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 11
25-29 15
30-44 47
45-59 68
60-64 38
65-74 52
75-84 19
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 299

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WN2 1AL does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 61
Married 155
Divorced 21
Separated 6
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 265

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.

However, this area of the Aspull New Springs Whelley ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 90
Good 112
Fair 61
Bad 30
Very Bad 6
Total 299

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) 32
Apprenticeship 23
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 99
Other 12
Total 265

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Milford Road, Wigan) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 100% so.

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 298
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 299

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 286
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 0
Other 3
Total 299

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 WN2 1AL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 243
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 55

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.

Religion
Christian 267
No Religion 21
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 10
Total 299

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Aspull New Springs Whelley ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 27% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 2
Total 242

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 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 140

Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL is within the Aspull New Springs Whelley 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 Milford Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Aspull New Springs Whelley
Robin Park Way
Wigan
WN5 0UP
Force Website: http://www.gmp.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to WN2 1AL. 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 WN2 1AL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL. The nearest railway station is Ince (Manchester), approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ince (Manchester) 1.1 miles
Wigan Wallgate 1.3 miles
Wigan North Western 1.3 miles
Hindley 1.6 miles
Blackrod 3 miles
Pemberton 3.1 miles
Horwich Parkway 3.2 miles
Westhoughton 3.4 miles
Gathurst 3.6 miles
Daisy Hill 3.9 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 4 miles
Bryn 4.2 miles
Orrell 4.5 miles
Lostock 4.8 miles
Hag Fold 4.8 miles
Appley Bridge 4.9 miles
Garswood 5.3 miles
Atherton 5.6 miles
Upholland 5.8 miles
Chorley 6.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL. The nearest is Holy Family Catholic Primary School, New Springs, Wigan, approximately 340 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL. The nearest is Dean Trust Rose Bridge, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dean Trust Rose Bridge 0.6 miles
    
The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College 1.4 miles
    
St John Fisher Catholic High School 1.9 miles
    
Hindley High School 2.4 miles
    
Hawkley Hall High School 2.5 miles
    
Dean Trust Wigan 3.5 miles
    
Shevington High School 3.6 miles
    
Standish Community High School 3.7 miles
    
Westhoughton High School 3.7 miles
    
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College 3.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL. The nearest is Longshoot Health Centre, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL. The nearest is Talking Teeth Dental Practice, approximately 0.9 miles 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 Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL. The nearest is Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Milford Road, Wigan, WN2 1AL. The nearest is Jacksons Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jacksons Opticians 1.1 miles
Hepworth & Hall 1.1 miles
Vision Express UK Ltd 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
The Spectacle Centre 1.1 miles
Boots-Wigan 1.2 miles
I Site Opticians 1.2 miles
Roberts Opticians 1.2 miles
Greenhalgh Opticians 1.8 miles
Barnes-Hazel (Opticians) Ltd 1.8 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.


 

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Broadband in WN2 1AL

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 83.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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