West Berkshire Overview

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The Big Picture

West Berkshire is a local authority located in the South East of England, with a population of around 160,000. The area has a range of housing options including traditional Victorian terraces, modern apartments and spacious family homes. Community events and initiatives include the popular Newbury Food Festival, the annual Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza and the Young Artists’ Festival. Local entertainment venues include the Corn Exchange, a theatre and arts centre in Newbury, and the Arlington Arts Centre, which hosts a variety of performances and exhibitions. The local economy is driven by various sectors, including technology, finance and manufacturing, with key employers including Vodafone, Bayer and Xtrac. The region is also home to the UK’s leading space and defence research facility, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

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West Berkshire Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in West Berkshire’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

West Berkshire Diversity

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