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Slough (SL2)

The SL2 postcode area is located in the Slough postcode town region, within the county of Berkshire, and contains a total of 1522 individual postcodes.

There are 22 electoral wards in the SL2 postcode area, including Ascot, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross, Iver, Maidenhead, Marlow, Slough, Windsor which come under the local authority of the Slough Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 22% of people in SL2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of SL2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

SL2, or Slough Town, is a town and post town in the Borough of Slough, located in the ceremonial county of Berkshire. It is located 18 miles (29 km) to the west of central London and 6 miles (10 km) north of Windsor. The town has a population estimated in 2021 to be 128,120. It has traditionally been a market town and has served as a major centre for trade and industry throughout its history.

The town was first recorded in 1196 as Slo, and it is thought to have been named from the word Slo/sloe, a black-thorn shrub that was once common in the area.

SL2 is a postcode district covering the central area of Slough Town, mainly covering the area bounded by the A4, the M4, and the A355. The postcode district has the post town of Slough, and it covers an area of 2.5 miles (4.1 km).

The postcode district includes the major areas of Cippenham, Upton, Britwell, Wexham, Chalvey and Haymill. The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead border the postcode district to the west. In the south, the district is bounded by the M4 motorway and the A355. The eastern boundary is formed by the M4 and Slough Retail Park, while the northern boundary is formed by the A4 Bath Road.

Slough Town is known for its commercial importance and is home to several international companies. Among these are ITV broadcasting centre, as well as offices for Global Sanofi, Unilever and General Electric. The town is also a major centre for higher education, with the University of West London acting as the main hub of education.

Slough Town has a range of leisure activities, from its shopping centres and bars to parks and woods. It is home to several parks, such as St Bernard's Park, Cippenham Green and Salt Hill Park. In addition, Burnham Beeches Country Park, a site of natural beauty, is also located close by. The town also has a range of cinemas and theatres, including The Curve Theatre and Cineworld.

Slough Town has major transport connections to other parts of the country. The town is served by two railway stations: Slough and Langley. Both stations are served by Great Western Railway whilst Langley is also served by Crossrail, connecting the town to Paddington Station in London in minutes. The town has several other public transport connections, including bus and coach services from local providers. It is also close to London Heathrow Airport.

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  • 83%WORKING

17% of people in SL2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 22%AB
  • 50%C2/C2
  • 28%DE

According to census records, 22% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 46%WHITE
  • 54%NON-WHITE

46% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Berkshire

SL2 is located in the county of Berkshire, in England.

Berkshire has a total population of 896,800, making it the 24th largest county in the UK.

Berkshire has a total area of 487 square miles, and a population density of 710 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Berkshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeSL2
Postal TownSlough
MSOA NameSlough 002
LSOA NameSlough 002A
Local AuthoritySlough
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SL2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SL2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

East Burnham
Farnham Common
Farnham Park
Farnham Royal
Gerrards Cross
Grand Union Canal
Hedgerley Green
Hedgerley Hill
Hollybush Corner
Hollybush Hill
Littleworth Common
Lynch Hill
Manor Park
Middle Green
Salt Hill
Stoke Green
Stoke Poges
Wrexham Street
Browse Postcodes in SL2

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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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