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Swindon (/ˈswɪndən/) is a large town in Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35 miles (56 kilometres) to the west and Reading, 35 miles (56 km) to the east. London is 78 miles (126 km) to the east, and Cardiff is 78 miles (126 km) to the west. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 185,609. Swindon became an Expanded Town under the Town Development Act 1952 and this led to a major increase in its population. Swindon railway station is on the line from London Paddington to Bristol. Swindon Borough Council is a unitary authority, independent of Wiltshire Council since 1997. Residents of Swindon are known as Swindonians. Swindon is home to the Bodleian Library's book depository, which contains 153 miles (246 km) of bookshelves and also has the English Heritage National Monument Record Centre and the headquarters of the The National Trust, on the site of the former Great Western Railway works. The town and wider borough also has the headquarters of the Nationwide Building Society and a Honda car manufacturing plant.

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Facts and Stats for Swindon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Swindon

    Know the pollution level of Swindon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Swindon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Swindon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Swindon.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 32.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55 (Moderate)
  • Living in Swindon - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Swindon is 154.42 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.12 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.33 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.07 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.75 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.4 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 59.03 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.47 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 123.84 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Swindon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Swindon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.49 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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