Area Information for Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF

This postcode in Milton Keynes is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Aspley and Woburn ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mid Bedfordshire. This page combines information for the address Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of MK17 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2005. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Aspley and Woburn
Constituency Mid Bedfordshire
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Milton Keynes consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 38
Semi-Detached 84
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 27
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 165
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 41
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 38
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 2
Total 157

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 48
Two People 54
Three People 21
Four People 23
Five People 11
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 157

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 100

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Mid Bedfordshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 190
Female 176
Total 366

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 30
5-7 10
8-9 13
10-14 20
15 4
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 11
25-29 23
30-44 72
45-59 72
60-64 20
65-74 38
75-84 26
85-89 10
90+ 5
Total 366

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode MK17 8XF does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 74
Married 152
Divorced 24
Separated 5
Widowed 34
Same Sex 0
Total 289

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 203
Good 105
Fair 45
Bad 10
Very Bad 3
Total 366

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 89
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 73
Other 8
Total 289

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 336
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 6
Pakistani 5
Other Asian 5
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 366

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 322
Wales 3
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 20
Total 366

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to MK17 8XF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 301
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 52

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 223
No Religion 100
Buddhist 0
Hindu 5
Jewish 2
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 26
Total 366

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 113
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 42
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 248

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 177

Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF is within the Aspley Guise,Cranfield,Marston Moretaine policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near MK17 8XF
Neighbourhood Team Address Aspley Guise,Cranfield,Marston Moretaine
Woburn Road
MK43 9AX
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to MK17 8XF. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for MK17 8XF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF. The nearest railway station is Woburn Sands, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Woburn Sands 410 yards
Aspley Guise 0.7 miles
Bow Brickhill 2.2 miles
Ridgmont 2.4 miles
Fenny Stratford 3.2 miles
Bletchley 4.1 miles
Lidlington 4.1 miles
Milton Keynes Central 5.4 miles
Millbrook (Bedfordshire) 5.5 miles
Stewartby 6.5 miles
Flitwick 6.6 miles
Leighton Buzzard 7.2 miles
Wolverton 7.4 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 7.6 miles
Kempston Hardwick 8 miles
Bedford 11 miles
Bedford St Johns 11 miles
Cheddington 12 miles
Leagrave 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF. The nearest is Swallowfield Lower School, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Swallowfield Lower School 140 yards
St Mary's Wavendon CofE Primary 1.1 miles
Aspley Guise Lower School 1.2 miles
Wavendon Gate School 1.4 miles
Bow Brickhill CofE VA Primary School 1.8 miles
Heronshaw School 1.9 miles
Heronsgate School 2 miles
Husborne Crawley Lower School 2 miles
Kents Hill School 2.1 miles
Monkston Primary School 2.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF. The nearest is Walton High, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Walton High 1.7 miles
Sir Herbert Leon Academy 4.3 miles
The Milton Keynes Academy 4.4 miles
St Paul's Catholic School 4.5 miles
Lord Grey Academy 4.6 miles
Ousedale School 5.6 miles
Stantonbury International 6 miles
Denbigh School 6 miles
Shenley Brook End School 6.1 miles
Vandyke Upper School 6.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF. The nearest is Asplands Medical Centre, approximately 750 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF. The nearest is Woburn Sands Dental Practice, approximately 630 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF. The nearest is Cuh At Milton Keynes Hospital, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cuh At Milton Keynes Hospital 3.7 miles
Milton Keynes General Hospital 3.7 miles
Milton Keynes Hospital 3.7 miles
BMI The Saxon Clinic 3.9 miles
Blakelands Hospital 5.5 miles
Steppingley Hospital 5.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Milton Keynes, MK17 8XF. The nearest is T J Lodge, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
T J Lodge 0.6 miles
Boots-Milton Keynes - Winchester Circle 2 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.1 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 2.3 miles
T J Lodge 3.3 miles
The Contact Lens Clinic 3.5 miles
Asda Opticians 3.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.9 miles
D W Roberts Optometrists 3.9 miles
Boots-Bletchley 4 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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