West Lancashire Overview

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The Big Picture

West Lancashire is a local authority in the North West of England. It is primarily a rural area with a population of around 113,000 people. The area has a mix of housing, including traditional stone-built cottages, modern housing estates, and rural farmhouses. The community is active with a variety of initiatives, including the annual Ormskirk Gingerbread festival, which celebrates the town’s famous gingerbread. The area is also home to the West Lancashire Light Railway, a narrow gauge railway operated entirely by volunteers. In terms of local entertainment, there are several venues, including The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University, which hosts regular exhibitions, concerts, and performances. The local economy is supported by a range of employers, including Burscough Wharf, a waterfront destination with independent retailers, restaurants, and a cinema, and Skelmersdale Concourse Shopping Centre, a large indoor shopping centre.

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West Lancashire Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in West Lancashire’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

West Lancashire Diversity

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