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Heald Green

Heald Green
Heald Green is located in Greater Manchester
Heald Green
 Heald Green shown within Greater Manchester
Population 12,640 
Metropolitan borough Stockport
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Cheadle
Postcode district SK8
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Cheadle
List of places
Greater Manchester

Heald Green is a suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. In the south-west of the borough near Manchester Airport, it is bordered by Gatley and Cheadle to the north, Cheadle Hulme to the east, Handforth and Styal to the south and Wythenshawe to the west.

Heald Green railway station is on the Styal Line and is linked by a spur to Manchester Airport.

Famous residents have included world snooker champion Alex Higgins, Lancashire cricket players Johnny Briggs and Clive Lloyd, Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud, Coronation Street's Simon Gregson, Manchester City players Paul Dickov and Derek Jeffries and 1990s band Northern Uproar.


  • Population 1
  • Ethnicity 2
  • Religion 3
  • References 4


According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 data, the Heald Green Ward has a population of 12,640, of which 6520 (51.6%) are females and 6120 (48.4%) are males. 2494 people (19.7%) are aged 16 and under, and 2409 people (19.1%) are aged 65 and over.[1][2]

Heald Green compared
2001 UK Census Heald Green Stockport England
Total population 12,640 284,528 49,138,831
White 90.5% 95.7% 90.9%
Asian 7% 2.1% 4.6%
Black 0.4% 0.4% 2.3%


Ethnic white groups (British, Irish, other) account for 90.4% (11,440 people) of the population, with 9.6% (1200 people) being in ethnic groups other than white. Of the 9.6% (1200 people) in non-white ethnic groups:

  • 144 (12%) belonged to mixed ethnic groups
  • 881 (73.4%) were Asian or Asian British
  • 47 (3.9%) were Black or Black British
  • 128 (10.7%) were Chinese or other ethnic groups [3]


  • Christian – 77.1% (9741 people)
  • Buddhist – 0.2% (23 people)
  • Hindu – 1% (126 people)
  • Jewish – 0.8% (106 people)
  • Muslim – 6.1% (770 people)
  • Sikh – 0.2% (20 people)
  • Other religions – 0.3% (43 people)
  • No religion – 8.3% (1089 people)
  • Religion not stated – 5.7% (722 people)[4]


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