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.

Once you know your areas’ broadband speed, we recommend comparing different networks to find the best deals.

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

Best performing areas for download speed

Postcode Area Average download speed (Mbit/s)
Hull 87
Swindon 84
Cleveland 75
Guildford 72
Nottingham 69
Watford 65
Sutton 65
Twickenham 63
Luton 63
Edinburgh 63
Liverpool 62
St Albans 62
Swansea 62
Stevenage 61
Wolverhampton 61
Bromley 60
Harrow 60
Romford 60
Bristol 60
Kingston upon Thames 60
Warrington 60
Redhill 60
Southend-on-Sea 59
Coventry 58

Average performing areas for download speed

Postcode Area Average download speed (Mbit/s)
Preston 58
Birmingham 58
Wigan 58
Leeds 57
Oxford 57
Ilford 57
Newcastle upon Tyne 56
Enfield 56
Tunbridge Wells 56
North London 56
Stockport 56
Dudley 56
Ipswich 56
Leicester 55
Telford 55
Portsmouth 55
Croydon 54
Cambridge 54
Reading 54
Bolton 54

Below average performing areas for download speed

Postcode Area Average download speed (Mbit/s)
Stoke-on-Trent 53
Harrogate 53
South West London 53
Dartford 52
Milton Keynes 52
Brighton 52
Salisbury 52
Paisley 52
Southampton 52
Western Central London 51
Glasgow 51
Rochester 51
East Central London 51
Lincoln 51
Bournemouth 51
Slough 51
South East London 50
Bradford 49
Blackburn 49
West London 49
Southall 49
Sunderland 47
East London 47
Oldham 46
Cardiff 46
Belfast 45
Chelmsford 45
Kirkcaldy 44

Poor performing areas for download speed

Postcode Area Average download speed (Mbit/s)
North West London 44
Hemel Hempstead 44
Northampton 44
Kilmarnock 43
Chester 43
Walsall 43
Halifax 43
Blackpool 42
Falkirk 42
Wakefield 42
Sheffield 42
Bath 41
Exeter 39
Peterborough 39
Gloucester 39
Doncaster 37
Huddersfield 34
Carlisle 34
Newport 34
Worcester 33
York 33
Durham 33
Darlington 33
Manchester 32

Worst performing areas for download speed

Postcode Area Average download speed (Mbit/s)
Hereford 32
Crewe 32
Motherwell 32
Dorchester 32
Kirkwall 31
Inverness 31
Derby 31
Llandudno 31
Plymouth 31
Shrewsbury 31
Canterbury 30
Colchester 30
Outer Hebrides 30
Taunton 30
Dundee 30
Norwich 30
Aberdeen 29
Dumfries 28
Lancaster 28
Galashiels 27
Torquay 27
Lerwick 26
Llandrindod Wells 25
Perth 24
Truro 23