WN5 (Wigan) area guide

The WN5 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Billinge, Billinge and Seneley Green, Douglas, Lancashire, Newtown, Orrell, Pemberton, Up Holland, Wigan, Wigan Central, Wigan West, Winstanley.


A Mouseprice property guide for WN5 Wigan is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about WN5 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the mouseprice.com website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Wigan propertyThe size of the property market in WN5 is 18030 homes.

Wigan propertyThe postcode district WN5 has been experiencing annual growth of 15.2% over the last 5 years excluding the effect of inflation. This growth rate tends to indicatea dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth, and so the likelihood of it continuing will be dependent upon price earnings ratio, as well as investment by developers and local authorities in continually upgrading local infrastructure, schools, in addition to the continued strength of the local and national economies and any other economies upon which the area depends.

Wigan propertyDuring the last 3 months, property in this postcode district has averaged a value of £119462.

Wigan propertyWhen examining the ability of consumers to further extend themselves in the face of increasing property prices, many commentators pay close attention to the price earnings ratio. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 7.1.

Wigan propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 12.9%.

Housing stock:

Wigan propertyThe most commonly found type of housing in this area are Semi- Detached Houses, making up 49.9% of the housing stock.

Wigan propertyFlats account for the lowest percentage of the housing stock in this district, at only 8.4%.

Wigan propertyThis is an area with a high proportion of property suitable for families with children.

Wigan propertyA high proportion of property in this area is socially rented.

Wigan propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Wigan propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is less that the national average of £187894 at £125900.

Who lives here:

Wigan propertyThe population of this postcode district is 41492.
Wigan propertyThe average age in this area is 39.
Wigan propertyThis area has a high percentage of married people at 27.2%.
Wigan propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 41 and for women are 31.
Wigan propertyThis area has 17.1 people per square kilometre.
Wigan propertyThe largest source of work in this area is Wholesale & Retail (21.3% of workers), followed by Construction (18%).