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IntroductionRG5 3LR

Use the postcode street map opposite - and the information below - to discover useful information for the RG5 3LR postcode area in Reading.

We've got loads of statistics for RG5 3LR, including demographic data, local facilities, travel essentials, hotel accommodation, crime rates and much more.

DemographicsRG5 3LR

What social class do the population of RG5 3LR belong to? What are the predominant ethnic groups? How deprived is RG5 3LR in Reading, how professionally qualified are the community, and how many hours a week do they work? All this, and more information and demographic statistics about RG5 3LR from the Census 2011.


  • 18%Children
  • 82%Adults

18% of people in this postcode area are children. Of the remainder, 13% are aged 76 or more.


  • 50%Male
  • 50%Female

From the last census, 50% of people in RG53LR male, and 50% female. Women outnumber men in South Lake.


  • 31%AB
  • 59%C2/C2
  • 11%DE

According to census records, 31% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 23%SINGLE
  • 61%MARRIED

The percentage of people who are married in RG5 3LR is 23%. Single and 'other' people is 76%.


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%


  • 93.7%WORKING

2.3% are either unemployed or students in this area. The UK unemployment rate is 4%.

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People and Demographics

People and Demographics


An in-depth look at the demographic data of the people who live in RG5 3LR, including ethnicity, religious beliefs, age breakdown and social grades.

RG5 3LR Demographics

Crime Rates and Statistics

Crime Rates

Police crime stats - see how safe it is around RG5 3LR, including burglaries, ASBOs, vehicle crime and violent crime. How does this area compare?

Crime stats in RG5 3LR

Constituency & Democracy Information


Find out the voting intentions, poll results, your local MP, 2015 election results and voting turnout for your local constituency.

RG5 3LR Constituency

Local Issues & Problems

Local Issues

In conjunction with FixMyStreet, view problems around RG5 3LR reported by local residents, including flytipping, graffiti, faulty street lighting etc.

RG5 3LR Issues

Sunrise and Sunset Times


Sunrise (dawn) and sunset (dusk) times for today as well as for the next month for the postcode area RG53LR. Wakey wakey, rise and shine!

Sunrise/sunset in RG5 3LR

Local Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Looking for job vacancies in the RG5 3LR area? Find out what positions are available in this area, as well as further afield in surrounding areas.

Job vacancies near RG5 3LR

Travel & Transport



Travelling to this postcode area? Find the nearest train station, railway, or nearest bus stop to RG5 3LR.

Travel around RG5 3LR

Traffic and Travel Reports

Traffic Reports

Don't let traffic become a pain in the bumper. The latest road traffic incidents & traffic jams around this postcode.

Traffic near RG5 3LR

Taxis and Minicabs

Taxi Firms

Book a taxi and leave the car at home. Here's a list of taxi and mini cab companies operating in the RG5 3LR area.

Taxis near RG5 3LR

Car Parks

Car Parks

Locate the nearest car parks near RG5 3LR, so you can leave your car safely while you pop to the shops.

Car Parks near RG5 3LR

Leisure & Outdoor Facilities

Events near RG5 3LR


From local gigs to heritage events, and car boot sales to shows at the local theatre, find out what's on around RG5 3LR.

What's on near RG5 3LR

Local Attractions


Enjoy a great family day out at a local attraction near RG5 3LR, including theme parks, castles, historic castles & more.

Attractions near RG5 3LR

Hotels and Bed & Breakfast


Comfortable, quality bed & breakfast and hotel accommodation located within a 15 miles of the postcode area RG5 3LR.

Hotels near RG5 3LR

Tourist Information

Tourist Information

Locate the nearest car parks near RG5 3LR, so you can leave your car safely while you pop to the shops.

Tourist Information RG5 3LR

Local Amenities

Banks near RG5 3LR


Find the nearest bank or building society in RG5 3LR. Map locations, email addresses & customer services phone numbers.

Banks near RG5 3LR

Cash Machines (ATMs)

Cash Machines

Locations of the nearest cash withdrawal machines (ATMs) in the RG5 3LR postcode area that dispense money.

Cach Machines near RG5 3LR



The nearest schools in the RG5 3LR area, including their latest Ofsted Results, pupil statistics and test results.

Schools near RG5 3LR

Shopping Centres

Shopping Centres

Shop until you drop at a retail park or shopping centre near here. There's nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy.

Shopping Centres RG5 3LR

Police Stations

Police Stations

Report a crime or make an enquiry at your local police station or constabulary in your area. Phone 101 in a non-emergency.

Police Stations in RG5 3LR


Emergency Facilities

A handy list of emergency information in this area, including hospitals, doctors, chemists and emergency services near RG5 3LR.

Emergencies in RG5 3LR

Post Offices

Post Offices

Whether you want to send a letter, make a Post Office transaction or pop a letter in the local postbox, we've got you covered.

Post Offices in RG5 3LR



A useful list of lending libraries located in and around RG5 3LR. May also lend CDs and DVDs, and other services available.

Post Offices in RG5 3LR

Essential InformationRG5 3LR

RG53LR Postcode Breakdown

Full PostcodeRG5 3LR
Postal TownReading
Ward Name
Local Authority
Local Authority Code
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

RG53LR Postal District

Compass Postal District

RG5 3LR postcode is located in the postal town of Reading. Reading postal area may cover a large geographical region that may correspond to several postal districts, which may include many towns and/or villages. Use the map to determine the geographical location of the postcode RG5 3LR.

Nearest Towns & Cities
Woodley0.9 miles E
Sonning1.3 miles N
Earley1.6 miles SW
Shiplake2.5 miles N
Hurst2.5 miles E
Winnersh2.7 miles SE
Twyford2.7 miles E
Wagrave3 miles NE
Wargrave3 miles NE
Caversham3 miles W
Arborfield3.3 miles S
Aberfield3.3 miles S
Wokingham3.7 miles E
Shinfield3.8 miles SW
Reading4.3 miles W
London34 miles E
Glasgow330 miles NW
Edinburgh324 miles N
Cardiff99 miles W
Liverpool161 miles NW
Southampton44 miles SW
Saint Ives58 miles SW

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