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Borough statistics

Wokingham Borough Council Coat of Arms

Statistics

Read the documents on our census statistics page to view the latest figures for the borough. For more information about statistics view the Office for National Statistic website.

About the Borough

Wokingham Borough is 30 miles from London. It's made up of 17 parishes and towns and is a diverse community. It offers a unique blend of countryside and town, historic features and up-to-date facilities, big business and market town trading. The economic prosperity of the borough, pleasant environment and excellent transport links, make it an attractive place to live and work. Find out more about Wokingham borough's population and history on the Wokingham Society website.

Landscape

Visit the historic market town of Wokingham, the picturesque riverside villages of Sonning and Wargrave and the rural communities of Finchampstead and Remenham. The River Thames runs through Earley, Remenham and Henley - home of the Henley Regatta. There is a mix of woodlands in the south of the borough, where remnants of the old Royal Chase of Windsor Forest remain, with scented pinewoods and conifers. Wellingtonia Avenue in Finchampstead is perhaps the most impressive. Read our tourism and travel page to find more things to do in the borough.

Local businesses

The borough has a strong regional economy dominated by the IT, communications and pharmaceutical sectors. Major international companies such as Oracle, Microsoft and BG Group, Johnson and Johnson, Jacobs, ING Direct, Foster Wheeler, and the University of Reading are located within the borough. Businesses are attracted by the excellent communication links to London, Heathrow and the motorway network.  

The Wokingham Borough Coat of Arms

Read about the history of our coat of arms in the Wokingham Borough Coat of Arms information sheet (PDF document.)

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