Area Information for Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR

Mather Lane in Leigh is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Leigh South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leigh. This page combines information for the address Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WN7 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 Leigh South
Constituency Leigh
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 Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR:

Brunswick Street, Leigh, WN7 2PJ
Turner Street, Leigh, WN7 2DE
Chapel Street, Leigh, WN7 2PQ
Chapel Street, Leigh, WN7 2DB
Brunswick Street, Leigh, WN7 2PL
Chapel Street, Leigh, WN7 2DA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WN7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR 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 9
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 44
Flat (Purpose-Built) 43
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 143
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Mather Lane, Leigh contains a higher than average level of social housing - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 30
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 133

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 74
Two People 32
Three People 16
Four People 7
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 133

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 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 43
Total 101

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 Leigh constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Male 124
Female 146
Total 270

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 4
8-9 5
10-14 11
15 5
16-17 11
18-19 4
20-24 11
25-29 16
30-44 54
45-59 53
60-64 14
65-74 17
75-84 24
85-89 18
90+ 12
Total 270

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WN7 2PR the number widowed residents is high - 19% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 83
Married 55
Divorced 36
Separated 8
Widowed 52
Same Sex 0
Total 234

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 Leigh South ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 90
Good 89
Fair 53
Bad 26
Very Bad 12
Total 270

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Mather Lane and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 25
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 105
Other 12
Total 234

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Mather Lane, Leigh) 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 99% 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 268
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other 1
Total 270

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 251
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 9
Other 4
Total 270

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 WN7 2PR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 179
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 8
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) 3
None 82

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 215
No Religion 39
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 13
Total 270

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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 2
Total 180

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 13
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 111

Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR is within the Leigh South 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 Mather Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Leigh South
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Below are the details of the closest services to WN7 2PR. 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 WN7 2PR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. The nearest railway station is Atherton, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Atherton 2.7 miles
Hag Fold 2.8 miles
Daisy Hill 3.1 miles
Hindley 4.3 miles
Westhoughton 4.3 miles
Walkden 5 miles
Glazebrook 5 miles
Newton-le-Willows 5.2 miles
Irlam 5.2 miles
Ince (Manchester) 5.3 miles
Lostock 5.5 miles
Bryn 5.7 miles
Birchwood 5.7 miles
Horwich Parkway 5.9 miles
Earlestown 6.1 miles
Wigan North Western 6.1 miles
Moses Gate 6.2 miles
Wigan Wallgate 6.2 miles
Flixton 6.2 miles
Patricroft 6.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. The nearest is St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Leigh, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Leigh < 50 yards
St Thomas' CofE Primary School, Leigh 610 yards
Christ Church CofE Primary School, Pennington 760 yards
Leigh CofE Primary School 860 yards
Leigh St Mary's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Leigh Central Primary School 0.6 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Leigh 0.6 miles
Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School 0.6 miles
Leigh St John's CofE Primary 0.8 miles
St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. The nearest is Bedford High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bedford High School 0.8 miles
The Westleigh School 1.6 miles
St Mary's Catholic High School 1.8 miles
Fred Longworth High School 1.9 miles
Atherton High School 2 miles  
Lowton Church of England High School 2 miles
Culcheth High School 2.8 miles
Golborne High School 3.3 miles
Hindley High School 3.4 miles
Westhoughton High School 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. The nearest is Old Henry Street Medical Centre, approximately 190 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 Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. The nearest is mydentist, Bedford Street, Leigh, approximately 410 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 Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. The nearest is Leigh Infirmary, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. The nearest is Gill Opticians, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gill Opticians 560 yards
Vision Express 560 yards
Specsavers Opticians 640 yards
Bridgford Opticians half a mile
seddons opticians half a mile
J W Caldicott 2.1 miles
seddons opticians 2.2 miles
Hepworth & Hall 2.2 miles
seddons opticians 2.3 miles
T J Crompton Opticians 2.9 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.