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The top 10 commuter towns

A need to pay the bills means a daily commute for many of us. Our commuter towns table shows the highest scoring postcodes within easy reach (less than 15 miles) of major city centres.

Fast Facts

The biggest event in Tavistock's calendar is the annual Goose Fair.

Mark Roe, former European Tour Golfer and Sky Sports Golf analyst is a resident of Dronfield.

Dickinson's Real Deal was filmed at the Bingham Leisure centre in 2015 and broadcast on TV on ITV1 in March 2016.

Rank Town/
Postcode
Nearest City Distance From City Centre Average Key
Stage 2 Score
 % Acheive 
Key Stage 4 A*–C
% Early Years Care 
Ranked Outstanding
Crime Per Capita Average Price 
For 2 Bed Property
Median Annual 
Salary
% Of Average Salary 
Spent On Childcare
National Average N/A N/A 28.6 49.8% 18.7% 0.21 £220,811 £22,162 20.1%
1 Ivybridge, PL21 Plymouth 11.8 30.40 69.0% 27.3% 0.10 £178,114 £19,583 20.2%
2 Bingham, NG13 Nottingham 10.2 30.44 72.5% 44.0% 0.09 £165,133 £25,028 21.9%
3 Sandbach, CW11 Stoke-On-Trent 14.1 29.08 70.0% 16.7% 0.14 £152,486 £21,923 21.1%
4 Longridge, PR3 Preston 7.5 30.24 66.3% 23.1% 0.11 £176,754 £19,282 24.2%
5 Swanland, HU14 Hull 7.6 30.20 75.0% 40.0% 0.05 £184,037 £20,972 18.5%
6 Cheadle, ST10 Stoke-On-Trent 9.9 29.74 75.0% 18.5% 0.11 £133,229 £20,228 14.1%
7 Eynsham, OX29 Oxford 7.7 29.85 44.3% 15.6% 0.06 £323,218 £24,716 18.5%
8 Dronfield, S18 Sheffield 6.7 30.06 80.0% 22.2% 0.10 £161,145 £19,547 21.6%
9 Tavistock, PL19 Plymouth 14.9 30.31 62.0% 20.0% 0.11 £184,203 £19,094 20.2%
10 Tadcaster, LS24 York 10.9 28.17 73.0% 14.3% 0.11 £171,157 £22,896 21.5%

 

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