Heath Hayes and Wimblebury
Wimblebury looking north on John Street - geograph.org.uk - 160406.jpg
Wimblebury looking north on John Street
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury is located in Staffordshire
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury
Heath Hayes and Wimblebury
Location within Staffordshire
Population14,085 (2011 Census)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCANNOCK
Postcode districtWS12
Dialling code01543
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°41′46″N 1°58′44″W / 52.696°N 1.979°W / 52.696; -1.979Heath Hayes and Wimblebury are two former villages which were historically separate, but now merged and a form a civil parish in the Cannock Chase District of Staffordshire, England. The status of Heath Hayes has consequently changed from a small village to a larger village with a great population.[1]


In the decade to 2011 the number of dwellings rose by 17.4% to 5,515.[2] [3] Of the parish's 5,423 households in the 2011 census, 21.4% were one-person households including 6.3% where that person was 65 or over. 74.6% were one family with no others (4.7% all pensioners, 46.6% married or same-sex civil partnership couples, 14.8% cohabiting couples and 8.6% lone parents).[4] 38.7% of households had dependent children[4] including 2.8% with no adults in employment.[5] 76.7% of households owned their homes outright or with a mortgage or loan.[6]

Of the parish's 11,079 residents in the 2011 census aged 16 and over, 31.9% were single (never married), 52.5% married, 0.15% in a registered same-sex civil partnership, 2.4% separated, 8.3% divorced and 4.7% widowed.[7] 19.2% had no formal qualifications and 57.6% had level 2+ qualifications (meaning 5+ GCSEs (grades A*-C) or 1+ 'A' levels/ AS levels (A-E) or equivalent minimum).[8]

85.0% of the 5,232 men aged 16 to 74 were economically active, including 58.7% working full-time, 4.6% working part-time and 15.2% self-employed. The male unemployment rate (of those economically active) was 4.7%.[9] 75.1% of the 5,294 women aged 16 to 74 were economically active, including 37.6% working full-time, 26.8% working part-time and 4.3% self-employed. The female unemployment rate (of those economically active) was 3.7%.[10]

Of people in employment aged 16 to 74, 13.8% worked in basic industries (ONS categories A, B, and D-F including 12.1% in construction), 12.8% in manufacturing, and 73.3% in service industries (ONS categories G-U including 18.5% in wholesale and retail trade and vehicle repair, 11.7% in health and social work, 8.6% in education, 6.5% in public administration, 5.6% in transport and storage, 4.0% in accommodation and catering, 4.0% in professional, scientific and technical activities, and 3.8% in administrative and support service activities).[11] Only 10.8% of households did not have access to a car or van,[12] and 85.6% of people in employment travelled to work by car or van.[13]

85.6% of residents described their health as good or very good.[14] The proportion who described themselves as White British was 96.3%, with all white ethnic groups making up 97.4% of the population. The ethnic make-up of the rest of the population was 0.87% mixed/multiple ethnic groups, 0.65% Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi, 0.24% Chinese, 0.31% other Asian, 0.36% Black and 0.16% other.[15] 2.5% of the parish's residents were born outside the United Kingdom.[16]

The responses to the voluntary question "What is your religion?" were 'No religion' (22.8%), Christian (69.8%), Buddhist (0.22%), Hindu (0.10%), Jewish (0%), Muslim (0.18%), Sikh (0.35%), and other religion (0.35%). 6.1% gave no answer.[17]

Notable people

  • Mel Galley (1948 in Cannock – 2008 in Heath Hayes and Wimblebury) an English guitarist and singer, best known for his work with Whitesnake, Trapeze, Finders Keepers and Phenomena.

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)