Socio-economic statistics for Bletchley, Milton Keynes

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Bletchley in Milton Keynes from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Bletchley older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Bletchley and Milton Keynes? Is Bletchley an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Bletchley Health Statistics

Bletchley West has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Bletchley West 45.49% 36.27% 13.57% 3.62% 1.04%
Milton Keynes 51.08% 33.72% 11.05% 3.22% 0.93%
South East 49.98% 34.01% 11.77% 3.31% 0.93%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Milton Keynes changed since 2011?

Milton Keynes residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.25% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 50.17% 34.88% 10.82% 3.2% 0.94%
2021 51.08% 33.72% 11.05% 3.22% 0.93%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Bletchley Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Milton Keynes.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Milton Keynes 3.7% 0%
South East 2.9% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Bletchley on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Bletchley.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 58.22%
In Part-Time Work 24.65%
Unemployed 4.78%
75.35% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Bletchley

Bletchley & Milton Keynes Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Bletchley in the Milton Keynes local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Bletchley West 79.79% 20.21%
Milton Keynes 74.28% 25.72%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Bletchley compared to other wards in Milton Keynes

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Central Milton Keynes 52.15% 47.85%
2 Woughton & Fishermead 63.13% 36.87%
3 Broughton 65.06% 34.94%
4 Campbell Park & Old Woughton 68.22% 31.78%
5 Tattenhoe 70.83% 29.17%
6 Monkston 71.39% 28.61%
7 Loughton & Shenley 71.62% 28.38%
8 Shenley Brook End 72.98% 27.02%
9 Bradwell 73.61% 26.39%
10 Bletchley East 75.03% 24.97%
11 Stantonbury 75.7% 24.3%
12 Stony Stratford 76.95% 23.05%
13 Bletchley Park 78.02% 21.98%
14 Wolverton 78.43% 21.57%
15 Bletchley West 79.79% 20.21%
16 Danesborough & Walton 82.14% 17.86%
17 Newport Pagnell South 87.27% 12.73%
18 Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 90.49% 9.51%
19 Olney 92.19% 7.81%
'; Bletchley is ranked 15 out of 19 wards in Milton Keynes for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

How many residents own or rent their home in Bletchley and Milton Keynes

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Bletchley either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 63.64 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 36.36 of Bletchley residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Bletchley West 63.64% 36.36%
Milton Keynes 54.77% 45.23%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Bletchley has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Bletchley compared to other wards in Milton Keynes

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 75.34% 24.66%
2 Olney 72.72% 27.28%
3 Newport Pagnell South 69.06% 30.94%
4 Bletchley West 63.64% 36.36%
5 Stony Stratford 63.01% 36.99%
6 Danesborough & Walton 61.72% 38.28%
7 Bletchley Park 60.57% 39.43%
8 Tattenhoe 58.42% 41.58%
9 Stantonbury 55.69% 44.31%
10 Loughton & Shenley 55.44% 44.56%
11 Wolverton 54.93% 45.07%
12 Campbell Park & Old Woughton 54.36% 45.64%
13 Broughton (Milton Keynes) 53.24% 46.76%
14 Bletchley East 52.37% 47.63%
15 Shenley Brook End 50.82% 49.18%
16 Bradwell (Milton Keynes) 48.08% 51.92%
17 Monkston 47.18% 52.82%
18 Central Milton Keynes 30.23% 69.77%
19 Woughton & Fishermead 24.88% 75.12%
Bletchley is ranked 4 out of 19 wards in Milton Keynes for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Bletchley?

The largest employment sector in Bletchley is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 16.26%
Elementary Occupations 13.88%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.18%
Administrative & Secretarial 10.85%
Skilled Trades 9.67%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 9.62%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.23%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 8.3%

Bletchley Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Bletchley residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Bletchley to the national average for England.
Level Bletchley West England
No Qualifications 20.69% 18.08%
Level 1 13.68% 9.69%
Level 2 14.78% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.95% 5.32%
Level 3 16.44% 16.92%
Level 4 25.12% 33.92%

Bletchley Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Bletchley West.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

What is the population of Bletchley and Milton Keynes?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Milton Keynes including Bletchley. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Bletchley East 15634
Bletchley Park 14959
Bletchley West 14496
Bradwell 12753
Broughton 18492
Campbell Park & Old Woughton 12897
Central Milton Keynes 16715
Danesborough & Walton 12540
Loughton & Shenley 16747
Monkston 13330
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 11609
Newport Pagnell South 11105
Olney 11438
Shenley Brook End 13448
Stantonbury 16066
Stony Stratford 11777
Tattenhoe 12237
Wolverton 15559
Woughton & Fishermead 18401
Milton Keynes Total 270203



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.