Socio-economic statistics for South Wigston, Leicestershire

Socio-economic statistics for South Wigston, Leicestershire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for South Wigston in Oadby and Wigston from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of South Wigston older than the national average or younger? What is the population of South Wigston and Oadby and Wigston? Is South Wigston an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

What are the occupations of the residents of South Wigston?

The largest employment sector in South Wigston is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 13.65%
Elementary Occupations 13%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 12.53%
Skilled Trades 12.45%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.66%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 9.73%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.47%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 9.15%

South Wigston Health Statistics

South Wigston has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
South Wigston 42.13% 37.36% 14.81% 4.4% 1.29%
Oadby and Wigston 46.01% 35.92% 13.27% 3.76% 1.05%
East Midlands 46.25% 34.83% 13.58% 4.16% 1.19%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Oadby and Wigston changed since 2011?

Oadby and Wigston residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.12% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 45.19% 36.62% 13.4% 3.71% 1.09%
2021 46.01% 35.92% 13.27% 3.76% 1.05%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in South Wigston and Oadby and Wigston

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in South Wigston either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 63.05 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 36.95 of South Wigston residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
South Wigston 63.05% 36.95%
Oadby and Wigston 75.23% 24.77%
East Midlands 65.47% 34.53%
England 61.31% 38.69%

South Wigston has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

South Wigston compared to other wards in Oadby and Wigston

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Oadby Brocks Hill 86.09% 13.91%
2 Wigston St Wolstan's 83.14% 16.86%
3 Oadby Uplands 82.44% 17.56%
4 Oadby Woodlands 80.95% 19.05%
5 Oadby Grange 80.04% 19.96%
6 Wigston Meadowcourt 77.46% 22.54%
7 Wigston All Saints 76.65% 23.35%
8 Wigston Fields 72.45% 27.55%
9 South Wigston 63.05% 36.95%
10 Oadby St Peter's 62.95% 37.05%
South Wigston is ranked 9 out of 10 wards in Oadby and Wigston for the percentage of home owners.

South Wigston Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in South Wigston.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 6.27%
5 - 9 years 6.22%
10 - 15 years 7.02%
16 - 19 years 3.71%
20 - 24 years 5.52%
25 - 34 years 14.59%
35 - 49 years 18.8%
50 - 64 years 19.29%
65 - 74 years 8.91%
75 - 84 years 7.07%
85 years & over 2.62%

South Wigston Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education South Wigston residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared South Wigston to the national average for England.
Level South Wigston England
No Qualifications 23.6% 18.08%
Level 1 11.85% 9.69%
Level 2 15.21% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.15% 5.32%
Level 3 17.49% 16.92%
Level 4 21.95% 33.92%

South Wigston & Oadby and Wigston Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for South Wigston in the Oadby and Wigston local area district.

South Wigston has a lower rate of immigrants than Oadby and Wigston, the East Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
South Wigston 90.49% 9.51%
Oadby and Wigston 80.64% 19.36%
East Midlands 86.28% 13.72%
England 82.65% 17.35%

South Wigston compared to other wards in Oadby and Wigston

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Oadby Uplands 66.5% 33.5%
2 Oadby Woodlands 67.7% 32.3%
3 Oadby Brocks Hill 69.53% 30.47%
4 Oadby Grange 70.15% 29.85%
5 Oadby St Peter's 76.49% 23.51%
6 Wigston Fields 83.56% 16.44%
7 Wigston St Wolstan's 85.12% 14.88%
8 Wigston Meadowcourt 89.48% 10.52%
9 South Wigston 90.49% 9.51%
10 Wigston All Saints 92.36% 7.64%
'; South Wigston is ranked 9 out of 10 wards in Oadby and Wigston for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

South Wigston Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Oadby and Wigston.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Oadby and Wigston 2.5% -0.2%
East Midlands 3.4% -0.2%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover South Wigston on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in South Wigston.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.56%
In Part-Time Work 27.11%
Unemployed 4.96%
72.89% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in South Wigston

What is the population of South Wigston and Oadby and Wigston?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Oadby and Wigston including South Wigston. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Oadby Brocks Hill 4173
Oadby Grange 6126
Oadby St Peter's 4584
Oadby Uplands 4527
Oadby Woodlands 4928
South Wigston 8029
Wigston All Saints 5681
Wigston Fields 6720
Wigston Meadowcourt 6006
Wigston St Wolstan's 6539
Oadby and Wigston Total 57313



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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