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Slough (SL5)

The SL5 postcode area is located in the Slough postcode town region, within the county of Berkshire, and contains a total of 1363 individual postcodes.

There are 16 electoral wards in the SL5 postcode area, including Ascot, Bourne End, Gerrards Cross, Iver, Maidenhead, Marlow, Slough, Windsor which come under the local authority of the Windsor and Maidenhead Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 44% of people in SL5 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 SL5 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

SL5 is a postcode in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, located in the South of England. It is designated for use in the villages of Ascot, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, and parts of Warfield and Winkfield.

The SL5 postcode area is roughly 3.6 miles North-West of Slough, and approximately 34 miles from London. It is bordered by the postcodes SL3, RG42, RG41, TW20, RG12, and SL6.

SL5 is a wealthy area, housing some of the UK's wealthiest residents. Sunninghill is said to be the home of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sunningdale is home to Wentworth Golf Club, where some of the world's top golfers have enjoyed tournaments on the championship West Course.

Ascot is famous for its glorious racecourse, which recently underwent a multi-million pound upgrade of the facilities. The racecourse attracts worldwide attention for its Royal Ascot event, of which the Queen is Patron, as well as daily racing fixtures.

The Racecourse Train Station in Sunninghill was opened in 1989 and offer links to London Waterlely and Reading. It is only a short drive away from London Heathrow Airport.

The Windlesora Great Park Visitor Centre, which is found in the SL5 postcode area, is a popular attraction. It features Mile Hill, an adventure play area, Hobbs of Henley boathouse, The Savill Garden, Valley Gardens, and Virginia Water Lake.

SL5 also has a range of lovely places to eat, drink, and go out. For example, Sunningdale boasts the prestigious pink-washed pub, The Sun on the Hill, while Ascot has options including The Fox and Hounds, The White Hart, and the Wiltshire Arms.

Furthermore, there is much to do in the area for even the youngest family members, such as LEGOLAND Windsor, a theme park designed around the global appeal of the Little Plastic Brick. Additionally, the post code also scores high on the education front, with the best of British education being available in a number of independent and state-run schools, such as The Dr. Finlay Wooldridge CE School, Ascot Heath Junior Schools, and The Marist Catholic Secondary School.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in SL5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 44%AB
  • 47%C2/C2
  • 9%DE

According to census records, 44% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 82%WHITE
  • 18%NON-WHITE

82% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Berkshire

SL5 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 CodeSL5
Postal TownSlough
MSOA NameWindsor and Maidenhead 018
LSOA NameWindsor and Maidenhead 018F
Local AuthorityWindsor and Maidenhead
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SL5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SL5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

North Ascot
Shrubs Hill
South Ascot
The Rise
The Village
Wood End
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