Population Statistics

In 2013 the population of Milton Keynes was 255,700. It is a high growth area, between 2003 and 2013 Milton Keynes increased by 38,100 people (+17.5%).

Key facts

  • 255,700 people were estimated to be living in Milton Keynes in 2013.
  • The population of Milton Keynes increased by 43,000 since 2001. This is a growth of 20.2% compared with a growth rate of 8.9% for England.
  • Milton Keynes had a younger age profile than England as a whole. 22.6% of the Milton Keynes population were aged under 16 compared with 19.0% in England.
  • 65.3% of the Milton Keynes population were aged 16-64 compared with 63.8% in England as a whole.
  • 12.1% of the Milton Keynes population were aged 65+ compared with 17.3% in England as a whole.
  • There were slightly more females (50.5%) than males (49.5%) in Milton Keynes.
  • 26.1% of the population in 2011 were from Black and Minority Ethnic groups (BME which defines as Non-White-British (all the other races except White-British)).

More information on population statistics can be viewed via the Council's MKi Observatory website.

Last Updated: 16 July 2018