Milton Keynes Insight 2015/16 (formerly Social Atlas)

Milton Keynes Insight provides an up-to-date snapshot of the past and current condition of Milton Keynes across various different sectors. It gives some indications of what has changed, establishing benchmarks and providing focus for resources and effort for what to expect and plan in the future.

 The detailed version of this report will be accessed (to be published) and can be downloaded from our website which includes the links to the previous Social Atlas.

Milton Keynes has been through a lot of changes in almost all sectors since 1967 when it was first founded. In 1967 Milton Keynes area size was just 21,870 acres (8,850 ha) and now it is 76,261 acres (30,862 ha). This shows how fast Milton Keynes is growing in the last 5 decades.

This change is not only about the size of the area, but it also covers other aspects such as economy, housing, population, crimes, education etc.

Milton Keynes Insight is the newer version of Milton Keynes Social Atlas. This new look is to give a very quick and easy snapshot of the available comparable information.

Housing1    HOUSING

Housing is one of the most crucial aspects in Milton Keynes. Every year Milton Keynes shows a positive growth in the housing to balance the fast growth of its population.  Our Planning team plays an important role in organizing the housing plan for the future of Milton Keynes. Housing targets and forecasts for the next 10 years are already set to accommodate the fast growing phase.

In 2015/16 there is 109,062 housing stock in Milton Keynes.  It has grown 3% since 2013.

In 2016 the housing tenure in Milton Keynes is dominated with Owner Occupied (74%).

There are 87% Housing Benefit claimants, 84% Council Tax Reduction claimants and 17% claimants who have housing benefit and council tax reduction at the same time (as of date March 10th , 2016).

Water Eaton has the highest total claimants in Housing Benefit as well as Council Tax Reduction compared to the other estates in the Milton Keynes Borough.

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economy 1  Economy

Opportunities to grow business contribute greatly to the economy of Milton Keynes. This growth goes along with the fast growing population in Milton Keynes.  With the high employment rate in the last 5 years, Milton Keynes has proved that it is a great place for employees and for employers.

Since 2014, there are around 2% of people who have received Unemployment Benefit* . 

*Those who claiming Job Seekers Allowance and those who are out of work and claiming

The number of MK people with No Qualification (NVQ) remains consistent since 2010. In 2015, the proportion of Milton Keynes people with No Qualification (NVQ) with overall population is 1:11.

In the last 6 years (2010-2015) Employment Rate in Milton Keynes is 3% higher than England. In 2015 Milton Keynes rate is 77% and 74% for England.

Full time men workers earn £148 (median gross weekly pay) more than women in Milton Keynes. Meanwhile, the difference in England is £100.

In 2014/15, 69% of employees in Milton Keynes were a Full time workers, 20% Part time workers and 11% were Self Employed.


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