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Whelley is located in Greater Manchester
 Whelley shown within Greater Manchester
Population 10,209 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD594063
Metropolitan borough Wigan
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGAN
Postcode district WN1
Dialling code 01942
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Wigan
List of places
Greater Manchester

Coordinates: 53°33′07″N 2°36′51″W / 53.5519°N 2.6142°W / 53.5519; -2.6142

Whelley is an area of northeast Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It is mainly a residential area, between New Springs and Scholes.

In Whelley, there is Canon Sharples School, St Stephen's Church and a labour club.

Whelley also had its own (non-acute) hospital which specialised in rehabilitation of the elderly, and was most recently part of the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust. The hospital closed in 2009 and was demolished in late 2010. The site is now vacant and awaiting redevelopment.

In terms of local elections, Whelley is grouped with New Springs and Aspull, and is consistently a Labour supporting area, as with the majority of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.