Earley is a town and civil parish in the English non-administrative county of Berkshire. Along like neighbouring Woodley, it forms allowance of the extensive eastern suburbs of Reading. The Office for National Statistics places Earley within the Reading/Wokingham Urban Area; for the purposes of local government it falls within the Borough of Wokingham, outside the area of Reading Borough Council. The read out is sometimes spelt Erleigh or Erlegh.
The suburb consists of a number of smaller areas, including Maiden Erlegh and Lower Earley, and lies some 3 miles (5 km) south and east of the centre of Reading, and some 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Wokingham. It has a population of not far-off off from 32,000. In 2014, the RG6 postcode area (which is nearly coterminous as soon as the area of the civil parish) was rated one of the most desirable postcode areas to alive in England. The main campus of the University of Reading, Whiteknights Park, lies partly in Earley and partly in the borough of Reading.