Atherton Demographics (Wigan, England)

Atherton is a ward in Wigan of North West, England and includes areas of Atherton, Hag Fold, Industrial Estate, Atherton Industrial Centre, Chanters Ind Est, Bag Lane Ind Est and Southside Industrial Park.

In the 2011 census the population of Atherton was 14,772 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Atherton is 39, while the median age is higher at 40.

95.1% of people living in Atherton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.1% India, 0.1% Pakistan, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Nigeria.

98.3% of people living in Atherton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.4% Polish, 0.1% Shona, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% French, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Kurdish, 0.1% Thai, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Hungarian.

The religious make up of Atherton is 74.2% Christian, 17.8% No religion, 0.7% Muslim, 0.4% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 907 people did not state a religion. 36 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 3 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

40.8% of people are married, 14.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.8% are separated or divorced. There are 976 widowed people living in Atherton.

The top occupations listed by people in Atherton are Elementary 15.3%, Elementary administration and service 13.5%, Skilled trades 13.2%, Administrative and secretarial 11.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.1%, Sales and customer service 10.7%, Associate professional and technical 10.6%, Professional 10.2%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.8%, Administrative 9.2%.

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