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IntroductionWN8 8AW

Use the postcode street map opposite - and the information below - to discover useful information for the WN8 8AW postcode area in Wigan.

We've got loads of statistics for WN8 8AW, including demographic data, local facilities, travel essentials, hotel accommodation, crime rates and much more.

DemographicsWN8 8AW

What social class do the population of WN8 8AW belong to? What are the predominant ethnic groups? How deprived is WN8 8AW in Wigan, how professionally qualified are the community, and how many hours a week do they work? All this, and more information and demographic statistics about WN8 8AW from the Census 2011.


  • 21%Children
  • 79%Adults

21% of people in this postcode area are children. Of the remainder, 8% are aged 76 or more.


  • 46.7%Male
  • 53.3%Female

From the last census, 46.7% of people in WN88AW male, and 53.3% female. Women outnumber men in Skelmersdale South.


  • 12%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 32%DE

According to census records, 12% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 36%SINGLE
  • 42%MARRIED

The percentage of people who are married in WN8 8AW is 36%. Single and 'other' people is 64%.


  • 98%WHITE

98% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%


  • 87.2%WORKING

7% are either unemployed or students in this area. The UK unemployment rate is 4%.

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People and Demographics

People and Demographics


An in-depth look at the demographic data of the people who live in WN8 8AW, including ethnicity, religious beliefs, age breakdown and social grades.

WN8 8AW Demographics

Crime Rates and Statistics

Crime Rates

Police crime stats - see how safe it is around WN8 8AW, including burglaries, ASBOs, vehicle crime and violent crime. How does this area compare?

Crime stats in WN8 8AW

Constituency & Democracy Information


Find out the voting intentions, poll results, your local MP, 2015 election results and voting turnout for your local constituency.

WN8 8AW Constituency

Local Issues & Problems

Local Issues

In conjunction with FixMyStreet, view problems around WN8 8AW reported by local residents, including flytipping, graffiti, faulty street lighting etc.

WN8 8AW Issues

Sunrise and Sunset Times


Sunrise (dawn) and sunset (dusk) times for today as well as for the next month for the postcode area WN88AW. Wakey wakey, rise and shine!

Sunrise/sunset in WN8 8AW

Local Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Looking for job vacancies in the WN8 8AW area? Find out what positions are available in this area, as well as further afield in surrounding areas.

Job vacancies near WN8 8AW

Travel & Transport



Travelling to this postcode area? Find the nearest train station, railway, or nearest bus stop to WN8 8AW.

Travel around WN8 8AW

Traffic and Travel Reports

Traffic Reports

Don't let traffic become a pain in the bumper. The latest road traffic incidents & traffic jams around this postcode.

Traffic near WN8 8AW

Taxis and Minicabs

Taxi Firms

Book a taxi and leave the car at home. Here's a list of taxi and mini cab companies operating in the WN8 8AW area.

Taxis near WN8 8AW

Car Parks

Car Parks

Locate the nearest car parks near WN8 8AW, so you can leave your car safely while you pop to the shops.

Car Parks near WN8 8AW

Leisure & Outdoor Facilities

Events near WN8 8AW


From local gigs to heritage events, and car boot sales to shows at the local theatre, find out what's on around WN8 8AW.

What's on near WN8 8AW

Local Attractions


Enjoy a great family day out at a local attraction near WN8 8AW, including theme parks, castles, historic castles & more.

Attractions near WN8 8AW

Hotels and Bed & Breakfast


Comfortable, quality bed & breakfast and hotel accommodation located within a 15 miles of the postcode area WN8 8AW.

Hotels near WN8 8AW

Tourist Information

Tourist Information

Locate the nearest car parks near WN8 8AW, so you can leave your car safely while you pop to the shops.

Tourist Information WN8 8AW

Local Amenities

Banks near WN8 8AW


Find the nearest bank or building society in WN8 8AW. Map locations, email addresses & customer services phone numbers.

Banks near WN8 8AW

Cash Machines (ATMs)

Cash Machines

Locations of the nearest cash withdrawal machines (ATMs) in the WN8 8AW postcode area that dispense money.

Cach Machines near WN8 8AW



The nearest schools in the WN8 8AW area, including their latest Ofsted Results, pupil statistics and test results.

Schools near WN8 8AW

Shopping Centres

Shopping Centres

Shop until you drop at a retail park or shopping centre near here. There's nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy.

Shopping Centres WN8 8AW

Police Stations

Police Stations

Report a crime or make an enquiry at your local police station or constabulary in your area. Phone 101 in a non-emergency.

Police Stations in WN8 8AW


Emergency Facilities

A handy list of emergency information in this area, including hospitals, doctors, chemists and emergency services near WN8 8AW.

Emergencies in WN8 8AW

Post Offices

Post Offices

Whether you want to send a letter, make a Post Office transaction or pop a letter in the local postbox, we've got you covered.

Post Offices in WN8 8AW



A useful list of lending libraries located in and around WN8 8AW. May also lend CDs and DVDs, and other services available.

Post Offices in WN8 8AW

Essential InformationWN8 8AW

WN88AW Postcode Breakdown

Full PostcodeWN8 8AW
Postal TownWigan
Ward Name
Local Authority
Local Authority Code
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

WN88AW Postal District

Compass Postal District

WN8 8AW postcode is located in the postal town of Wigan. Wigan postal area may cover a large geographical region that may correspond to several postal districts, which may include many towns and/or villages. Use the map to determine the geographical location of the postcode WN8 8AW.

Nearest Towns & Cities
Skelmersdale0.9 miles S
Rainford2.1 miles S
Parbold2.9 miles NE
Ormskirk4.3 miles W
Burscough4.6 miles NW
Shevington5 miles E
Mawdesley5 miles N
Rufford5 miles N
Billinge5.2 miles E
Pemberton5.9 miles E
Kirkby6 miles SW
Standish6 miles E
Scarisbrick6.6 miles NW
Halsall6.7 miles W
Eccleston6.9 miles NE
London183 miles SE
Glasgow168 miles NW
Edinburgh167 miles N
Cardiff142 miles S
Liverpool12 miles SW
Southampton193 miles SE
Saint Ives192 miles S

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