Milton Keynes Insight, which was formerly called the Milton Keynes Social Atlas, provides a very quick and easy portrait of the available comparable information in 2015-16. Providing an indication of change, it is useful in establishing benchmarks and providing focus for those who plan strategy and resources. This ‘insight’ highlights the challenges that face the people of Milton Keynes, local service planners and voluntary agencies.
Milton Keynes has experienced many changes since its foundation. In 1967, Milton Keynes covered an area of 21,870 acres (8,850 ha), but over the intervening years this area has grown to 76,261 acres (30,862 ha). This means that Milton Keynes is now nearly three and half times as large as it was just 5 decades ago. Changes in size were matched by growth in the local economy, housing, population, as well as education, and health needs.