The Borough is home to around 57,000 residents with roughly 60% being aged 18-64. Nearly a quarter of the population of the Borough have a degree or higher degree and 22% have no qualifications.
There are 22,000 jobs in the Borough, and 38% of people aged 16-74 are in full-time employment.
64% of people aged 16-74 in the Borough work in skilled, administrative of professional occupations. The area is dominated by employment in retail and wholesale with 19% of people working in this sector. This is followed by health, education and manufacturing industries.
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College has a campus in South Wigston. The College provides a wide range of vocational courses and learning covering apprenticeships, HE courses, college courses as well as adult learning opportunities.
A number of secondary schools are located within the Borough offering a range of different environments:
Wigston Academy and neighbouring College together provide learning for 11-19 year olds, ultimately mixing A-levels and vocational courses.
Gartree High School, South Wigston High School, The Beauchamp College and Manor High School all serve the Borough, providing learning for Years 7 through 11 (11-16 yr olds).
Birkett House Community Special School in Wigston is one of five sites the school covers where it provides education for pupils with a range of learning needs.
Also on our doorstep are three leading universities – the University of Leicester (which has much of its accommodation and the Botanical Gardens within the Borough), De Montfort University and slightly further afield, Loughborough University.