Prior to 1974 Hindley was an urban district in Lancashire. Hindley (which includes Hindley Green) borders the towns of Ince-in-Makerfield, Aspull, Westhoughton, Atherton and the former borough of Leigh. As of 2001, Hindley had a population of 23,457 (UK census). It forms part of the wider Greater Manchester Urban Area.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hindley, Greater Manchester.