Wigan, located in Greater Manchester, offers plenty for visitors to the local area to enjoy. The primary attraction in Wigan is Wigan Pier which has its own visitor centre as well as a pub. Athletics are popular in Wigan and visitors will find plenty of sporting events to enjoy while in town. There are also plenty of shopping options, including a shopping mall that offers indoor as well as outdoor shopping. Haigh Hall offers a historic hall as well as beautiful grounds and a parkland. There are also two golf courses in the immediate area.
The English town of Wigan is located within the area of Greater Manchester and it is located on the banks of the River Douglas. The town of Wigan is located about fifteen miles south of the town of Preston, about seventeen miles to the north east of Liverpool and also about seventeen miles north west of Manchester.
The town of Wigan is one of the biggest settlement areas within the Metropolitan borough area of Wigan and the town is the administrative centre for the whole borough.
The town of Wigan has a population of about eighty one thousand two hundred and three and the wider borough area has a population of about three hundred and five thousand six hundred. Wigan was once part of Lancashire and the town has a wealth of history dating back to the times of the ancient Celtic tribes.
The town of Wigan forms a tight connection between the other districts within the borough such as Ince-in-Makerfield and also Orrell. The wider urban area of Wigan includes places such as Skelmersdale and this is wider area has a population of about one hundred and sixty thousand.
The population within the town of Wigan is pretty fair split between males and females. There is about sixty thousand people of working age live in the town of Wigan and of these about forty percent are working full time and thirteen per cent are working part time. About five per cent of the population are also self-employed. About fourteen per cent of the population are of retirement age and this means that only a small three per cent of the population are unemployed.