UK average broadband speed tables 2019

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Want to know how good average download speeds are in your area? On this page, we've listed average download speeds across UK towns and cities. Have a look at our speed tables to find out how your area compares to the rest of the UK...

In recent years, the UK Government has pledged a mass roll-out of super-fast broadband across Britain.

Indeed, according to a recent report from regulatory body Ofcom, right now superfast broadband is available across 95% of the country.

Thing is, only 7% of Brits have access to full fibre networks, meaning that, despite how optimistic these figures sound, a lot of areas are still without a dependable and quick broadband connection.

This, combined with the fact that the Government is prioritizing city centres, towns and businesses as part of its 2033 roll-out target, means rural areas may have even longer to wait for full fibre, and risk potential economic harm in the process.

To find the average download speeds are in your area, and how it compares to other parts of the UK, take a look at the speed tables below. To calculate the weighted average for each area, we used data from Ofcom's latest Connected Nations report.

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You can do this via our best broadband deals page. Simply enter your postcode to get started.

Best performing areas for download speed

Postcode AreaAverage download speed (Mbit/s)
Hull87
Swindon84
Cleveland75
Guildford72
Nottingham69
Watford65
Sutton65
Twickenham63
Luton63
Edinburgh63
Liverpool62
St Albans62
Swansea62
Stevenage61
Wolverhampton61
Bromley60
Harrow60
Romford60
Bristol60
Kingston upon Thames60
Warrington60
Redhill60
Southend-on-Sea59
Coventry58

Average performing areas for download speed

Postcode AreaAverage download speed (Mbit/s)
Preston58
Birmingham58
Wigan58
Leeds57
Oxford57
Ilford57
Newcastle upon Tyne56
Enfield56
Tunbridge Wells56
North London56
Stockport56
Dudley56
Ipswich56
Leicester55
Telford55
Portsmouth55
Croydon54
Cambridge54
Reading54
Bolton54

Below average performing areas for download speed

Postcode AreaAverage download speed (Mbit/s)
Stoke-on-Trent53
Harrogate53
South West London53
Dartford52
Milton Keynes52
Brighton52
Salisbury52
Paisley52
Southampton52
Western Central London51
Glasgow51
Rochester51
East Central London51
Lincoln51
Bournemouth51
Slough51
South East London50
Bradford49
Blackburn49
West London49
Southall49
Sunderland47
East London47
Oldham46
Cardiff46
Belfast45
Chelmsford45
Kirkcaldy44

Poor performing areas for download speed

Postcode AreaAverage download speed (Mbit/s)
North West London44
Hemel Hempstead44
Northampton44
Kilmarnock43
Chester43
Walsall43
Halifax43
Blackpool42
Falkirk42
Wakefield42
Sheffield42
Bath41
Exeter39
Peterborough39
Gloucester39
Doncaster37
Huddersfield34
Carlisle34
Newport34
Worcester33
York33
Durham33
Darlington33
Manchester32

Worst performing areas for download speed

Postcode AreaAverage download speed (Mbit/s)
Hereford32
Crewe32
Motherwell32
Dorchester32
Kirkwall31
Inverness31
Derby31
Llandudno31
Plymouth31
Shrewsbury31
Canterbury30
Colchester30
Outer Hebrides30
Taunton30
Dundee30
Norwich30
Aberdeen29
Dumfries28
Lancaster28
Galashiels 27
Torquay27
Lerwick26
Llandrindod Wells25
Perth24
Truro23

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