Sheldon, West Midlands

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Sheldon St Giles church.JPG
St Giles' Church
Sheldon is located in West Midlands county
Location within the West Midlands
Area2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
Population21,817 (2011.Ward)
• Density9,486/sq mi (3,663/km2)
OS grid referenceSP155845
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtB26
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
West Midlands
52°27′00″N 1°46′00″W / 52.4500°N 1.7666°W / 52.4500; -1.7666Coordinates: 52°27′00″N 1°46′00″W / 52.4500°N 1.7666°W / 52.4500; -1.7666

Sheldon is an area of east Birmingham, England. Historically part of Warwickshire, it is close to the border with the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull and Birmingham Airport.

Sheldon is also one of the 69 electoral wards in Birmingham, and one of the four wards that make up the council constituency of Yardley. It covers an area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2; 1,500 acres). Areas covered by the ward are Lyndon Green, Well's Green, Sheldon itself and part of Garrett's Green.

Sheldon was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Machitone, meaning "Macca's farm". A Mackadown Farm existed in the area until the First World War, however, it is only remembered through Mackadown Lane, a residential road.[1]

The suburb is home to the 300 acre Sheldon Country Park, a popular local attraction.

Population and housing[edit]

According to the 2001 UK Census there were 20,129 people living in 9,140 households in Sheldon with a population density of 3,481 people per km2 compared with 3,649 people per km2 for Birmingham. Sheldon has a low percentage of ethnic minorities in its population with only 5.9% (1,195) being of an ethnic minority compared with 29.6% for Birmingham in general. The population had increased to 21,817 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Housing in the area primarily dates back to the 1930s. The area benefits from Sheldon Country Park which is adjacent to Birmingham International Airport and is served by numerous shops and businesses situated along the busy A45, Coventry Road. This road acts as one of the city's primary gateways from Coventry.

There are two secondary schools serving the area: Cockshut Hill School and King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy. There are five primary schools, one of which is Roman Catholic. Sheldon Library also serves the area.


As of 2022, the two councillors representing Sheldon Ward on Birmingham City Council are Paul Tilsley and Colin Green, both Liberal Democrats.[3] The ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer.

Birmingham City Council Elections, 5 May 2022 - Sheldon Results[edit]

Candidates Elected - Paul Tilsley and Colin Green - Liberal Democrats

Birmingham City Council Elections, 4 May 2006 - Sheldon Results[edit]

Candidate Elected - Michael Howard Ward - Liberal Democrat

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ The History of Greater Birmingham - down to 1830, Victor Skipp, 1987, V. H. T. Skipp (ISBN 0-9506998-0-2)
  2. ^ "Birmingham Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Yardley constituency | Birmingham City Council".

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