Slough facts and figures

Below are some statistics about Slough.

  • The best place to work in the UK 2017 and 2018 (Best Places to Work, Glassdoor).
  • The most productive place in the UK 2018 (Cities Outlook 2018, Centre for Cities).
  • More than £2.5billion of developments.
  • The 6th best schools in the country.
  • The second highest number of head offices in the UK.
  • The most diverse population in the UK.
  • It’s estimated that by 2021, Slough’s population will increase by 18,154 people.
  • Slough is home to 42 parks and open spaces.
  • Slough won town of the year in the 2018 Thames Valley Business Awards.
  • Thunderbirds was originally written, produced and filmed at Slough Trading Estate between 1964 and 1966 – it has recently returned.
  • The Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre plans include 1,160sq m of additional retail space and 674 flats.
  • Slough house prices saw a 13.8% increase in 2017.
  • Salaries in Slough average £29,500 per annum.
  • £1billion of projects will transform Slough, including £12.5million Slough Mass Rapid Transport (SMaRT).
  • It takes around 20 minutes by train to reach Slough from Paddington.


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