Socio-economic statistics for Milton, Cambridgeshire

Socio-economic statistics for Milton, Cambridgeshire
Socio-economic statistics for Milton, Cambridgeshire

If you are thinking of moving to Milton or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Milton to figures for Cambridgeshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Milton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Milton Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Milton are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountrySouth CambridgeshireEngland
United Kingdom88.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU6.9%9.4%

Milton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Milton as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Milton is also older than the average, making Milton a older persons location.

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AgeSouth CambridgeshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.139.3
Median Age4139

Milton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Milton are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Milton is both lower than the average for Cambridgeshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Milton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth CambridgeshireCambridgeshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.1%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.4%8.7%13.5%

Milton rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Milton Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Milton has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSouth CambridgeshireEngland
AB39.04%22.96%
C128.52%30.92%
C218.36%20.64%
DE14.07%25.49%

Milton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Milton has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Milton is a relatively affluent area.

TenureSouth CambridgeshireEngland
Owned34.6%30.6%
Mortgage35.6%32.8%
Shared2.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented10.4%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Milton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Milton and are from the UK Census of 2011. Milton has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Milton also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Milton are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth CambridgeshireEngland
No Qualifications15.3%22.5%
Level 111.1%13.3%
Level 214.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 440.1%27.4%
Other4%5.7%

Milton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Milton. The percentage of residents in Milton rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Milton rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Milton is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthSouth CambridgeshireEngland
Very Good52.46%47.17%
Good33.71%34.22%
Fair10.62%13.12%
Bad2.51%4.25%
Very Bad0.70%1.25%

What is the population of Milton and South Cambridgeshire?

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

WardPopulation
Balsham3558
Bar Hill4045
Barrington3237
Bassingbourn3869
Caldecote4831
Cambourne10544
Caxton & Papworth6166
Cottenham6660
Duxford3953
Fen Ditton & Fulbourn10809
Foxton3381
Gamlingay3678
Girton5981
Hardwick3053
Harston & Comberton10203
Histon & Impington12066
Linton7361
Longstanton6129
Melbourn8298
Milton & Waterbeach11360
Over & Willingham6958
Sawston7260
Shelford7546
Swavesey3625
The Mordens3257
Whittlesford3076
South Cambridgeshire Total160904



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.


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