Swindon was historically two towns the original market town (old town) which was referred to in the doomsday book and New Town, born out of the Industrial Revolution with arrival of the Great Western Railway in 1840 which established the new town centre.
According to the census of 2011, the wider population of Swindon was 209,000 to include places such as Wroughton and Highworth.
Swindon has a very young population with one in five 15 years or younger which may go some way to explaining the high penetration of broadband internet access which as early as 2007 was already at over 65% the highest proportion in the UK
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Swindon Town is the main football league club, currently playing in League One. There are two non-league clubs too. In other sports, Swindon is known for its Speedway, and the Swindon Robins have their home ground in Blunsdon.
The current ethnic split of Swindon is 95.2% white 1.3% Indian, and 3.5% classified as “other.” 92.4% were born in Great Britain, 2.7% elsewhere in the EU and 4.9% from farther afield.
Following the end of the Second World War, many Polish refugees were housed in barracks at the RAF base at Fairford, approximately 15 miles north of Swindon. Today, many Poles have stayed in the area.
7 in 10 Swindon residents consider themselves as Christian, followed by 2 in 10 stating they have no religion. 1% are Muslim, 0.6% Sikh, the same Hindu and a further 0.2% Jewish.
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Shopping is one of the big attractions in Swindon, with a fully pedestrianized town centre, the Brunel Shopping Centre or the very popular McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Village forming the most popular areas.
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Swindon is one of the largest towns in the South West, lying halfway between Bristol and Reading – it’s 40km to each — and on the main railway line to London Paddington station, making it a great option for commuters. Swindon is only 80 miles east of London, and the proximity to Reading station makes the north easily accessible by rail.
The M4 motorway runs just to the south of the town, linking Swindon with Bristol and South Wales and London and the east.