> Swindon’s population has increased by 12% since 2001, more than either the South West (7.0%) or England (6.3%).
> Life expectancy in Swindon for both men (78.4 years) and women (82.6 years) was lower than the South West average (79.2 for men, 83.3 for women).
> The rate of teenage conception in Swindon (39.3 per 1,000 women aged 15-17) was the higher than the South West rate (34.5 per 1,000) but lower than England (40.2 per 1,000).
> The crime rate in Swindon (43.1 per 1,000 population) was higher than the rate for the South West (33.8 per 1,000) and England and Wales (41.3 per 1,000).
> Median gross annual pay in Swindon was £26,900 (South West £24,922, England £26,165)
> The latest unemployment rate for Swindon is 7.1% (South West 6.0%, England 7.6%)
> 52.0% of Swindon pupils achieved 5+ GCSEs grades A*-C or equivalent, including Maths and English (South West 57.5%, England 58.3%).
> Swindon has the lowest percentage of workers (23.6%) qualified to NVQ 4 (degree or equivalent) of all unitary and county authorities in the South West.
> Swindon lowest quartile affordability ratio (house price to earnings ratio: a higher ratio means less affordable housing) was 6.5 (South West 8.2, England 6.7).
> There were 246 road casualties per 100,000 population in Swindon (South West 310, England 355).