Oadby & Wigston

oadbywigstonmapThe Borough of Oadby and Wigston is relatively small, largely urbanised and adjoins the south east corner of Leicester City. All of the Borough’s urban areas fall within the Leicester Principal Urban Area.

The Borough has an estimated population of 56,000 and covers an area of 2,345 hectares.  The majority of the population resides within the three main urban settlement centres – Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston. The hamlet of Kilby Bridge is located to the south of the Borough and is part of the Grand Union Canal Conservation Area.

South Leicestershire College is a key employer in the district and the University of Leicester has a key presence in the borough with student accommodation, conferencing and sports facilities. Other large employers in the district include Jacobs, United Biscuits and RF Brookes.

The attachment below relates to the Oadby & Wigston economy.  Further information can be accessed via the Nomis website.


Oadby & Wigston – Labour Market Dashboard (541.50 KB)
Oadby & Wigston – Economic Profile 2020 (900.93 KB)