At the time of the 2011 census there were 2,107 people living in 840 households in the parish.
Of these, 1,031 people aged between 16 and 74 were in work and 393 not in jobs.
Out of the 393 who were not economically active 261 were retired and many of the rest were full time homemakers or sick or looking after a dependent.
Statistics also reveal that a large majority of people who live in Wheldrake are not employed in traditional rural occupations and that the bulk of workers, over 800, travel to their place of work using motorised transport. Only 94 people do work mainly from home and another 59 travel to work on foot. and
17 use bicycles to travel to work.