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Village Statistics

Resident Population and Age

The resident population of Milton, as measured in the 2001 Census, was 4,275 of which 51 per cent were male and 49 per cent were female. The resident population of South Cambridgeshire was 130,108, of which 50 per cent were male and 50 per cent were female.

Resident population (percentage)

  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
Under 16 20.9 20.2 20.2
16 to 19 4.1 4.8 4.9
20 to 29 14.2 10.5 12.6
30 to 59 47.3 45.0 41.5
60 to 74 9.2 12.6 13.3
75 and over 4.4 7.0 7.6
Average age 35.6 38.9 38.6

Source: 2001 Census, ONS

Marital Status

Resident population aged 16 and over (percentage)

  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
Single (never married) 30.2 25.2 30.1
Married or re-married 55.5 59.1 50.9
Separated 2.6 2.0 2.4
Divorced 6.8 7.0 8.2
Widowed 4.8 6.7 8.4

Source: 2001 Census, ONS

Ethnic Group

Resident population (percentage)

  Milton South Cambridgeshire England
White 92.5 97.1 90.9
Mixed 1.0 0.9 1.3
Asian or Asian British 3.5 0.9 4.6
     Indian 2.4 0.5 2.1
     Pakistani 0.5 0.1 1.4
     Bangladeshi 0.2 0.0 0.6
     Other Asian 0.4 0.2 0.5
Black or Black British 0.5 0.4 2.1
     Caribbean 0.1 0.2 1.1
     African 0.4 0.2 1.0
     Other Black 0.0 0.1 0.2
Chinese or Other Ethnic Group 2.5 0.8 0.9

Source: 2001 Census, ONS

Religion

Resident population (percentage)

  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
Christian 70.2 72.9 71.8
Buddhist 0.5 0.3 0.3
Hindu 1.7 0.3 1.1
Jewish 0.2 0.2 0.5
Muslim 0.9 0.5 3.0
Sikh 0.4 0.1 0.6
Other religions 0.2 0.2 0.3
No religion 18.2 17.9 14.8
Religion not stated 7.7 7.6 7.7

Source: 2001 Census, ONS

Health and provision of care

The 2001 Census asked people to describe their health, over the preceding 12 months as ‘good’, ‘fairly good’ or ‘not good’.

Resident population (percentage)
  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
Good 77.4 75.1 68.6
Fairly good 18.4 19.4 22.2
Not good 4.2 5.6 9.2
Source: 2001 Census, ONS

It also asked questions about any limiting long-term illness, health problem or disability which limited peoples daily activities or the work they could do.

Resident population (percentage)

  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
With a limiting long-term illness 10.4 13.3 18.2

Source: 2001 Census, ONS

For the first time, the 2001 Census asked a question about any voluntary care provided to look after, or give any help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long term physical or mental ill-health or disability, or problems relating to old age.

Resident population (percentage)

  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
Provided unpaid care 8.8 9.9 10.0

Source: 2001 Census, ONS

There are two main benefits associated with health that are paid to people needing help with personal care. They are the ‘Disability Living Allowance’ and the ‘Attendance Allowance’.

The Disability Living Allowance is a benefit paid to people under 65, who are disabled, and need help with personal care, and/or getting around. In August 2000, 2,660 people in South Cambridgeshire received this benefit.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions, 2000

The Attendance Allowance is paid to people over the age of 65, who are so severely disabled, physically or mentally, that they need supervision or a great deal of help with personal care. In May 2000, 2,115 people in South Cambridgeshire received this benefit.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions, 2000

Economic Activity

Resident population aged 16 to 74 (percentage)
  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
Employed 74.9 70.9 60.6
Unemployed 1.6 1.6 3.4
Economically active full-time students 2.0 2.2 2.6
Retired 9.3 12.2 13.6
Economically inactive students 2.9 3.4 4.7
Looking after home/family 5.5 5.6 6.5
Permanently sick or disabled 2.1 2.3 5.5
Other economically inactive 1.7 1.8 3.1
Source: 2001 Census, ONS

Within Milton, 22 per cent of those unemployed were aged 50 and over, 0 per cent had never worked and 22 per cent were long term unemployed.

Source: 2001 Census, ONS

In August 2000, there were 425 Jobseeker Allowance claimants in South Cambridgeshire of which 35 per cent had child dependants. The Job Seeker Allowance (JSA) is payable to people under pensionable age who are available for, and actively seeking, work of at least 40 hours a week. Figures produced here are those only for people claiming income-based JSA.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions, 2000

In August 2000, there were 3,420 Income Support claimants in South Cambridgeshire, of which 2 per cent were aged under 20. Income support was introduced on April 11th 1988 and can be paid to a person who is aged 16 and over, is not working 16 hours or more a week, and has less money coming in than the law says they need to live on.

Source: Department for Work and Pensions, 2000

Students and Qualifications

Students and schoolchildren aged 16 to 74
  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
Total number of full-time students and schoolchildren aged 16 to 74 154 5,111 2,648,992
Percentage of total resident population 3.6 3.9 5.1
Total number aged 16 to 17 81 2,698 1,014,284
Total number aged 18 to 74 73 2,413 1,634,708
Note : Students and schoolchildren were counted at their term-time address.         Source: 2001 Census, ONS
Resident population aged 16 to 74 (percentage)
  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
Had no qualifications 16.8 20.4 29.1
Qualified to degree level or higher 36.0 29.8 19.8
Source: 2001 Census, ONS

Housing and Households

In Milton there were 1,754 households in 2001. 99 per cent of the resident population lived in households. The remainder of the population lived in communal establishments. The number of households in South Cambridgeshire was 52,181.

Number of households (percentage)
  Milton South Cambridgeshire England and Wales
One person households 26.6 24.3 30.0
Pensioners living alone 7.9 12.2 14.4
Other All Pensioner households 7.4 10.4 9.4
Contained dependant children 30.9 30.7 29.5
Lone parent households with dependent children 3.1 3.7 6.5
Owner occupied 78.7 75.2 68.9
Rented from Council 3.5 11.3 13.2
Rented from Housing Association or Registered Social Landlord 2.0 3.2 6.0
Private rented or lived rent free 15.7 10.3 11.9
Without central heating 6.7 3.2 8.5
Without sole use of bath, shower or toilet 0.5 0.2 0.5
Have no car or van 11.7 11.8 26.8
Have 2 or more cars or vans 41.7 47.6 29.4
Average household size (number) 2.4 2.4 2.4
Average number of rooms per household 5.8 6.1 5.3
Source: 2001 Census, ONS

£’s and number of households (percentage)

  South Cambridgeshire England & Wales
Average price Percentage of households living in this type of property Average price Percentage of households living in this type of property
Detached 225,688.0 43.1 178,806.0 22.8
Semi-detached 129,501.0 34.4 101,733.0 31.6
Terraced 108,596.0 16.9 89,499.0 26.0
Flat 81,418.0 4.3 120,185.0 19.2
All property types 167,624.0   119,436.0  
Sources: 2001 Census, ONS
The Land Registry, 2001

Area Statistics

Levels Of Crime in South Cambridgeshire

Notifiable offences recorded by the police. April 2000 to March 2001.
  Violence against the person Sexual offences Robbery Burglary from a dwelling Theft of a motor vehicle Theft from a motor vehicle
Total number of offences recorded,
South Cambridgeshire
448 37 27 401 255 633
Rate per 1,000 population,
South Cambridgeshire
3.4 0.3 0.2 3.0 1.9 4.8
Rate per 1,000 population,
England and Wales
11.4 0.7 1.8 7.6 6.4 11.9
Source: Home Office, 2001


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  1. This summary brings together data from a number of sources, all of which are available elsewhere within the Neighbourhood Statistics website. More detailed information on these topics and others, is available within the site and can be viewed through a number of ways.
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  3. These summary statistics are based on administrative ward boundaries legally in force at the end of 2002, which includes ward boundaries that became operative in a number of Local Authorities in May 2003, and some others that will become operative in May 2004.
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