Population Of Wigan | Wigan Population 2021

Wigan Population 2021:- Wigan is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. Wigan is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and its administrative centre. Wigan town has a population of 103,608, and a wider borough of 318,100. Wigan is within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire. The Industrial Revolution saw a dramatic economic expansion and rapid rise in population.


Wigan Population

To know the actual Population of Wigan 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 81,203
  • 2011:- 103,608
  • Wigan Population 2021:- 110,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Wigan 2021 according to the estimates is 110,000.



According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, Wigan had a population of 81,203. The population density was 11,474 inhabitants per square mile (4,430/km2), with a 100 to 95.7 female-to-male ratio.

In 2001, 87.7% of Wigan’s people reported themselves as being Christian, 0.3% Muslim, 0.2% Hindu, and 0.1% Buddhist. The census recorded 6.2% as having no religion, 0.1% had an alternative religion and 5.4% did not state their religion.



  • White 98.8%
  • Asian 0.4%
  • Black 0.1%



The Grand Arcade shopping centre was opened on 22 March 2007. Construction, which cost £120 million, started in 2005 on the site of Wigan Casino and The Ritz. The area around the pier is planned to be redeveloped, in a multimillion-pound project rebranding the area as the Wigan Pier Quarter.

The Wigan Life Centre south building opened on 19 September 2011, housing office accommodation for Wigan Council, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust and NHS Ashton, Leigh and Wigan and a swimming pool and fitness suite. The Galleries Shopping Centre, which houses shops as well as an indoor market, was bought for £8 million by the council in 2018 as part of a regeneration plan due to long-term decline.

The former Westwood power station site was redeveloped in 2006 into the Westwood Park business park and features a large amount of Wigan MBC office space.

The Tote chain of bookmakers has its headquarters in Wigan, providing about 300 jobs in the town. H. J. Heinz is amongst the largest food manufacturers in Europe. Their 55-acre food manufacturing facility in Wigan is the largest food processing facility in Europe.

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