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Last updated: 22 Sep 2015

The Top 10 Commuter Towns

Economic necessity 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

Woodstock is the home to Blenheim Palace a world heritage site

Footballer Gareth Owen was born in Cheadle

Ade Edmondson attended Pocklington school.

Urban areas may provide easier access to amenities, cultural activities and in many cases better economic prospects. We therefore looked at how the biggest cities in England and Wales score.

RANK TOWN / POSTCODE NEAREST CITY DISTANCE FROM CITY CENTRE AVERAGE KEY STAGE 2 SCORE  % ACHIEVE KEY STAGE 4 A* – C % EARLY YEARS CARE RANKED OUTSTANDING CRIME PER CAPITA AVERAGE PRICE FOR TWO BED PROPERTY MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY % OF AVERAGE SALARY SPENT ON CHILDCARE
1 Longridge, PR3 Preston 7.5 29.22 67.3% 22.1% 0.10 £167,327 £19,193 25.4%
2 Cheadle, ST10 Stoke-on-Trent 7 29.34 68.0% 17.9% 0.08 £125,695 £20,587 14.4%
3 Burscough, L40 Liverpool  15 29.05 74.0% 18.9% 0.11 £159,311 £22,662 25.4%
4 Pocklington, YO42 York  14.5 29.88 34.0% 13.3% 0.06 £156,895 £21,720 18.8%
5 Eynsham, OX29 Oxford  7.7 29.98 45.3% 20.0% 0.06 £290,675 £23,447 19.5%
6 Woodstock, OX20 Oxford  10.2 31.50 64.0% 16.7% 0.07 £337,048 £23,447 19.5%
7 Bingham, NG13 Nottingham 10.2 29.79 74.0% 42.3% 0.08 £154,016 £24,710 21.8%
8 Swanland, HU14 Hull  9.4 30.15 68.0% 50.0% 0.05 £168,648 £21,720 18.8%
9 Harpenden, AL5 St Albans 5.8 30.84 81.8% 47.5% 0.09 £383,929 £30,758 20.2%
10 Dronfield, S18 Sheffield  7.3 30.04 75.0% 23.1% 0.10 £149,687 £20,935 21.5%

 

 

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