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  • Detached house for sale

    Sennicar Lane, Wigan WN1

    4 1 3

    Dating back to the early 1700s this impossibly pretty stone built farmhouse rests amidst three acres of beautiful land and gardens and affords breathtaking views over the surrounding ... read more

    Arnold and Phillips Estate Agents

    Arnold and Phillips Estate ...

  • Land for sale

    Bickershaw Lane, Abram, Wigan WN2

    This is a great opportunity to purchase a sizable amount of land with planning permission granted for 22 homes on the edge of Bickershaw and Platt Bridge. Call the branch for further ... read more

    Your Move

    Your Move

  • Land for sale

    Old Hall Street, Wigan WN3

    3 1 1

    Prime plot of land. ** planning permission granted to erect 17 two storey houses with associated access, parking and landscaping, following the demolition of existing buildings.** Positioned ... read more

    Purplebricks, Head Office

    Purplebricks, Head Office

  • Detached house for sale

    The Copse Orrell Road, Orrell, Wigan WN5

    5 3 4

    With a wonderful, spacious, private rear garden and situated on a small exclusive development in a quiet sought after area this executive detached property needs to be viewed to appreciate ... read more

    Reeds Rains

    Reeds Rains

    • Large Garden
    • Double Garage
  • Detached house for sale

    Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1

    4 1 3

    A beautiful four-bedroom detached property enjoying exceptional, uninterrupted views across Douglas Valley and toward Haigh Hall at the rear. Ideally suited to any clients seeking something ... read more

    Breakey & Co.

    Breakey & Co.

  • Detached house for sale

    Longshaw Common, Billinge, Wigan WN5

    5 2 4

    A beautiful 5 bedroom unique and very sizeable contemporary home in a lovely semi-rural location of Billinge with stunning rear gardens and a top of the range kitchen that really needs to be ... read more

    Breakey & Co.

    Breakey & Co.

  • Detached house for sale - Just added

    Elmfield Road, Wigan WN1

    5 1 4

    Set back within its own grounds off a private road in one of Wigans most prestigious locations, "Treetops" lives up to its name with its tranquil and mature surrounding. Being unlike anything ... read more

    Purplebricks, Head Office

    Purplebricks, Head Office

  • Detached house for sale

    Leyland Mill Lane, Wigan WN1

    3 2 2

    A substantial stone built detached Georgian house (circa 1790) with approximately 50 yards of freehold river frontage including fishing rights and driveway, the house is situated in both ... read more

    Borron Shaw

    Borron Shaw

  • Detached house for sale

    Hall Lane, Aspull, Wigan WN2

    5 2 3

    This beautiful detached family home is situated on the highly sought after Hall Lane and is only a short walk to the train station with links to Wigan, Bolton & Manchester. Boasting many ... read more

    Alan Batt Estate Agents

    Alan Batt Estate Agents

  • Detached house for sale

    Hall Lane, Aspull, Wigan WN2

    5 2 3

    With fantastic living and garden space this property would make an ideal home for the growing family. Situated in a popular area with excellent access to local towns and transport links it ... read more

    Reeds Rains

    Reeds Rains

  • Detached house for sale

    Wallbrook Avenue, Billinge, Wigan WN5

    5 2 2

    All serious offers considered. It's all about the plot and the fantastic location for busy professionals! This handsome extended detached property is situated at the head of a cul de sac in a ... read more

    Addisons

    Addisons

  • Land for sale

    Ball Street, Wigan WN6

    3 1 3

    **potential development opportunity** Occupying an exceptional plot that the vendor advises is in excess of 1 acre overlooking the Leeds Liverpool Canal - The property/plot has huge potential ... read more

    Purplebricks, Head Office

    Purplebricks, Head Office

  • Detached house for sale

    Springfield Road, Hindley, Wigan WN2

    5

    Situated on the edge of Hindley this detached bungalow has been re-modelled and mist be viewed to appreciate all it has to boast about. Set behind private gates, with 3 quarters of an acre ... read more

    Miller Metcalfe Hindley

    Miller Metcalfe Hindley

  • Detached bungalow for sale

    Trevelyn Drive, Billinge WN5

    3 1 2

    Borron shaw are delighted to bring to market this Three bed true bungalow, set on the much sought after estate in Billinge. Situated in a quiet cul de sac the property benefits not being over ... read more

    Borron Shaw

    Borron Shaw

  • Detached house for sale

    Pemberton Road, Winstanley, Wigan WN3

    5

    Need space for extra family members, if so this may be just what you are looking for. This extended detached home comes with a detached one bedroom annex but also offers potential for ... read more

    Reeds Rains

    Reeds Rains

    • Annex
  • Detached house for sale

    Pemberton Road, Winstanley, Wigan WN3

    5

    Unique family home with annexe - Totalling an impressive 2446 sq ft of beautifully presented accommodation this really is one not to be missed ! This totally unique detached family home ... read more

    Alan Batt Estate Agents

    Alan Batt Estate Agents

  • Detached house for sale

    Sallowfields, Orrell, Wigan WN5

    4 2 3

    In a great location and on a good sized private plot this family home must be viewed. It has a magnificent family dining kitchen, large lounge and modern bathroom and en-suite. There is ... read more

    Reeds Rains

    Reeds Rains

    • Large Garden
    • Extension
  • Detached house for sale

    Milton Grove, Wigan WN5

    3 2 3

    ***no chain*** Located on one of the most desirable streets in Orrell, this extended detached family home oozes spacious living accommodation and quality fixtures & fittings throughout, plus ... read more

    Purplebricks, Head Office

    Purplebricks, Head Office

  • Detached bungalow for sale

    Ince Hall Avenue, Ince, Wigan WN2

    3

    A truly impressive detached true bungalow set within approximately ΒΌ acre of land and offering a luxurious finish throughout. Located in a popular area of Wigan within close proximity of the ... read more

    Alan Batt Estate Agents

    Alan Batt Estate Agents

  • Semi-detached house for sale

    Somerville Road, Wigan, Greater Manchester WN1

    4 2 3

    Entwistle Green are excited to bring to the market this excellent four bedroom semi detached home.Situated in a sought after location within close proximity to local amenities, travel links ... read more

    Entwistle Green - Wigan Sales

    Entwistle Green - Wigan Sales

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Living in Wigan: The Local Area Guide

Wigan is a town and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. It is around 16 miles from the city of Manchester, and the town itself has a population of just under 100,000. The wider Metropolitan Borough of Wigan has a population of about 318,000. Wigan sits beside the River Douglas, which was vital for its industrial rise to prominence.

The area around Wigan has been populated since the Celtic times or earlier, but was established as a settlement by the Romans during their conquest of Britain and dubbed Cuccium. It received a Royal Charter and officially became a borough in the 13th century, but remained fairly small for centuries.

However, during the Industrial Revolution it, like so many other Northern England towns, expanded rapidly in terms of population and economy. Coal mining and milling overtook the established industries of porcelain and clock making, and during its peak there were more than 1,000 pit shafts within 5 miles of the centre of the town. These industries eventually died down in the late 20th century.

Of particular importance during the industrial peak of Wigan was Wigan Pier, beside which were the main warehouses and wharfs. The place was injected into popular culture by George Orwell’s book observing the conditions of the working class, ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’. Today, it is a memento to the town’s history. The old 19th century buildings still stand, and can be visited and explored by those wishing to learn more about the Industrial Revolution.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, around 100,000 people live in the town of Wigan. Over 96% of those people were born in the UK, while 1.3% hail originally from elsewhere in the EU and 1.9% come from outside the EU.

At 39.6, Wigan’s mean age is very slightly above the national mean. Its median age is 40, and about 16% of people are over the age of 65 while 17% are under 16. Education rates are, on the whole, lower than average with less than 1 in 5 people having achieved Level 4 Qualifications or more, and more than 27% have no formal qualifications at all. By comparison, 27.4% of all people in England have level 4 qualifications and just 22.5% have no qualifications.

This may play a role in the relative lack of wealth in Wigan. In terms of social grade, which is determined by the occupation of the main household earner, just 15.7% of households are classes as AB and 28.3% as C1, for a total of 45% in the top two social grades. In comparison, 54% of households across England are in AB or C1.

Furthermore, 4.2% of Wigan’s population claim Jobseeker’s Allowance which is a little above the national average of 3.3%. However, property ownership is remarkably high thanks to very reasonable house prices – nearly 70% of households are owner occupied, which is significantly more than the average across England.

Education

The town of Wigan and surrounding borough has a large number of schools. There are lots of primary schools to choose from, and about 20 state secondary schools of differing academic approaches and faiths. One of the top performers in terms of league tables and inspections is the St John Fisher Catholic High School.

Past the age of 16, many pupils choose to go on to one of the area’s further education colleges which are St John Rigby College, Winstanley College, Wigan and Leigh College and Wigan UTC.

Transport

There are two major railway stations within Wigan’s town centre. Wigan Wallgate offers east-west services, while Wigan North Western runs north-south on the West Coast Main Line including major cities and towns across England and all the way up to Scotland.

There are also excellent bus services both within and without the town, and for motorists, Wigan is linked by A roads to nearby motorways including the M6, M58 and M61.

Amenities and Shopping

Wigan has some major retail opportunities for shoppers. The grand Arcade shopping centre, which opened in 2007, has some fantastic high street brands as well as casinos and hotels.

As well as this, the Wigan pier is being developed and will soon include fashionable boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels and apartments.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

p>All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith

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