Ashton Demographics (Wigan, England)

Ashton is a ward in Wigan of North West, England and includes areas of Ashton-In-Makerfield, Low Bank Estate, Ashton Heath, Garswood Park, Woodedge, South Lancashire Ind Est, Mucklows, Bolton Road, South Lancashire Industrial Estate, Stubshaw Cross, Town Green and Ashton Grange Ind Est.

In the 2011 census the population of Ashton was 12,199 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Ashton is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

96.1% of people living in Ashton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% India, 0.1% Australia, 0.1% Nigeria, 0.1% Philippines.

99.0% of people living in Ashton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Polish, 0.1% Czech, 0.1% Lithuanian, 0.1% Arabic.

The religious make up of Ashton is 81.0% Christian, 13.1% No religion, 0.3% Muslim, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Buddhist. 597 people did not state a religion. 16 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

52.9% of people are married, 10.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 21.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.1% are separated or divorced. There are 600 widowed people living in Ashton.

The top occupations listed by people in Ashton are Professional 14.6%, Administrative and secretarial 13.2%, Skilled trades 12.6%, Associate professional and technical 12.0%, Elementary 11.7%, Administrative 10.5%, Elementary administration and service 10.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.7%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.2%.