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Borough of Swindon
Status: Unitary, Borough
Region: South West England
Ceremonial County: Wiltshiremarker
- Total
[[List of English districts by area|Ranked]]
230.10 km²
Admin. HQ: Swindon
ONS code: 00HX
- Total ( )
- Density


/ km²

Ethnicity: 93.4% White
3.0% S.Asian
1.0% Black British
1.4% Mixed Race
1.2% Chinese or Other

Swindon Borough Council
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
MPs: Anne Snelgrove
Michael Wills
The Borough of Swindon is a local government authority in South West Englandmarker. It is centred on the town of Swindonmarker and forms part of the ceremonial county of Wiltshiremarker. It was formed in 1974 as the Thamesdown district of Wiltshire, from former areas of the municipal borough of Swindon and Highworth Rural District.

On April 1, 1997 it was made administratively independent of Wiltshire County Council, with its council becoming a new unitary authority. It adopted the name Swindon on April 24, 1997. The former Thamesdown name and logo are still used by the main local bus company of Swindon, called Thamesdown Transport Limited.

Swindon Borough Council is now a 2 star Council according to the Audit Commission.


This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Swindon at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.
Year Regional Gross Value Added Agriculture Industry Services
1995 2,654 13 1,023 1,618
2000 4,085 9 1,368 2,708
2003 4,259 8 1,185 3,067

 includes hunting and forestry

 includes energy and construction

 includes Financial Intermediation Services Indirectly Measured

 Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

Area covered

Map of the Borough of Swindon and major settlements

The Borough covers not just the town of Swindonmarker, but surrounding countryside and the town of Highworthmarker and villages including


The following are the Electoral Wards within the Borough.
  • Moredon [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • St Margaret [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Freshbrook and Grange Park [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Parks [1 Conservative, 2 Labour Cllrs]
  • Highworth [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Covingham and Nythe [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Blunsdon [1 Conservative Cllr]
  • Walcot [2 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Central [3 Labour Cllrs]
  • Dorcan [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Haydon Wick [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Eastcott [3 Lib Dem Cllrs]
  • St Philips [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Shaw and Nine Elms [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Ridgeway [1 Conservative Cllr]
  • Old Town and Lawn [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Toothill and Westlea [2 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Gorse Hill and Pinehurst [3 Labour Cllrs]
  • Western [3 Labour Cllrs]
  • Wroughton and Chiseldon [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Abbey Meads [3 Conservative Cllrs]
  • Penhill [1 Labour, 1 Ind. Cllrs]


  1. Neighbourhood Statistics
  2. The Wiltshire (Borough of Thamesdown)(Structural Change) Order 1995
  3. Thamesdown Transport Limited Website.
  4. Audit Commission Reports on Swindon Borough Council.

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