Facts & Statistics

  • Milton Keynes is the centre of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc

  • Milton Keynes has 98.6% superfast internet coverage


  • There are over 14,000 businesses in Milton Keynes

  • The working age population of Milton Keynes is 170,300


  • The Residential Population of Milton Keynes is 268,600


  • Specialist accommodation for growing high-tech companies

  • A UK leading digital technology knowledge hub

  • Access to 100,000 skilled HPT workers in the Midlands cluster

  • A highly developed Advanced Engineering supply chain

  • World class universities, education and research centres

  • Just 55 miles from London, Cambridge, Oxford and Coventry/Warwick

  • At the heart of England's High-Performance (HPT) industry cluster

  • The UK's fastest growing city

  • Reduced living costs and a better quality of life

  • A large, specialist workforce offering significant labour cost savings

  • Available prime office properties and greenfield development sites

  • Massive savings on prime office rents and occupancy costs

  • Superbly connected: 32 minutes by train to central London

  • A UK-leading head office and 'business, professional and financial' services

  • Up to 50% rental cost savings versus South East England logistics locations

  • Fast, direct access to the UK’s highest income consumer markets and multimodal freight terminals

  • 3.8 x more logistics and distribution workers than the UK average

  • The No.1 centre of logistics and Supply Chain knowledge outside of US

  • Up to 45% land cost savings versus South East England logistics locations

  • More than 45 million people can be reached within a 4.5 hour HGV drive time from Milton Keynes

  • There are 15 lakes and 11 miles of canals in and around the city

  • The MK Dons Football Club is based in the city at stadiumMK, over 1,000,000 people have watched football there since it was built

  • 50% of Milton Keynes' population is aged under 35

  • Since 1971, over 1,600,00 have studied with the Open University

  • The Point was the first multiplex cinema in Britain and opened in 1985

  • In 2015, centre:mk, intuMK and Xscape welcomed over 44 million visitors between them

  • No-one in Milton Keynes is ever more than half a mile from a park

  • The extensive Redway system offers more than 300 kms of safe access for walking and cycling

  • GVA per worker (2016) was £66,875.68


  • Employment in Milton Keynes

    The large skilled labour pool makes it easier to recruit talented people in MK. This has an internal link for testing purposes


  • Economic Activity Rate

    The economic activity rate (Jan-Dec 2017) was 81.1% This fact has an external link for testing purposes


  • Employment Rate

    The employment rate (Jan-Dec 2017) was 77.2%. In May 2018 the unemployment rate was 1.3% or 2,256 people


  • Population

    As of 2016 the population of Milton Keynes was 266,200 and it is expected to grow to 307,923 by 2030 (ONS est.)

  • Housing Stock

    Milton Keynes has 111,813 houses (March 2018)

  • Business Enterprises

    In 2017, there were 12,530 individual business enterprises in Milton Keynes

  • Population Growth

    Milton Keynes is one of the UK's fastest growing cities, which means lots of supply-chain opportunities and local demand

  • Employment

    In 2016, Milton Keynes had 183,000 employees, with a working age population of 170,600

  • Self-employment

    8.3% of the working population were self-employed during Jan-Dec 2017. That's 15,400 people.

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