52,672TOTAL POPULATION
22,096HOUSEHOLDS
6.2%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£36,400AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
WN2 POSTCODE REGION

Wigan (WN2)

The WN2 postcode area is located in the Wigan postcode town region, within the county of Greater Manchester, and contains a total of individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the WN2 postcode area, including Leigh, Skelmersdale, Wigan, which come under the local authority of the Wigan Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 14% of people in WN2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of WN2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 88%WORKING
  • 12%UNEMPLOYED

12% of people in WN2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 14%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 35%DE

According to census records, 14% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 96%WHITE
  • 4%NON-WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

WN2Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

The county of Greater Manchester

WN2 is located in the county of Greater Manchester, in England.

Greater Manchester has a total population of 2,782,100, making it the 3rd largest county in the UK.

Greater Manchester has a total area of 492 square miles, and a population density of 2180 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

WN2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WN2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Leigh
Skelmersdale
Wigan
Greater Manchester Postal Town Map
Outward CodeWN2
Postal TownWigan
MSOA NameWigan 007
LSOA NameWigan 007D
CountyGreater Manchester
RegionGreater Manchester
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityWigan
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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