Slough Business Directory
Slough is a densely populated urban area in South East England. It is located to the west of London, near to Heathrow Airport and close to the M4, M25 and M40 motorways. The population of 121,200 includes an above average number of young people and those of working age.
The actual number of people living in Slough has increased as many new communities have settled in to the area. The Slough community is a multicultural one with over 50 different first languages spoken and the proportion of non-white residents is significantly higher than both regional and national averages.
The local economy is strong, but there is a wide gap between the skills needed in the workplace and those available in the local population. Weekly wages are below average but unemployment is above average. Inequality is noticeable with a number of neighbourhoods among the most deprived in England.
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