Milton Keynes Population, Household & Labour Market Projections Bulletin 2016/17

There The Population, Household & Labour Force Projections Bulleting provides population estimates and population projections for Milton Keynes. It includes population projections for the borough, wards, estates and parishes. It also includes age profiles, housing projections, household types and labour force.

Publisher: Milton Keynes Council

Date: January 2017

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Milton Keynes was the 20th fastest growing local authority in England between 2005 and 2015

An increase of 46,750 people or 18% between 2015 and 2026

Milton Keynes’ has a younger demographic when compared with the national population which will continue in the forecast period going up to 2026

Natural change (difference between births and deaths) will add an average of 2,000 people to the population each year from 2015 to 2026

Net migration is the main driver of population growth peaking at 5,100 in 2019. This is driven by the planned house building with migration from other parts of the UK

Housing and Household

20,800 dwellings are anticipated to be built between 2015 and 2026

There is a projected 19% increase in the dwelling stock between 2015 and 2026 because of the planned house building

The largest number of households in Milton Keynes is in the ‘couple with no child’ category

Labour Force

The ratio between Male and Female workers is approximately 55:45. The proportion of those people in Milton Keynes in the labour force is projected to fall from 55 per cent to 51%. This is because of the increasing elderly population in Milton Keynes