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If you are thinking of moving to Olney 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 Olney to figures for Milton Keynes and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Olney is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Olney Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Olney come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Olney than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMilton KeynesEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%13.5%

Olney General Health Statistics

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

HealthMilton KeynesEngland
Very Good50.17%47.17%
Good34.88%34.22%
Fair10.82%13.12%
Bad3.20%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%1.25%

Olney 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.

GradeMilton KeynesEngland
AB25.37%22.96%
C132.11%30.92%
C218.29%20.64%
DE24.23%25.49%

Olney Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Olney are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Olney has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryMilton KeynesEngland
United Kingdom81.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.7%3.7%
Outside the EU13%9.4%

Olney Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Olney and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationMilton KeynesEngland
No Qualifications18%22.5%
Level 115.9%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 311.5%12.4%
Level 428.2%27.4%
Other6.3%5.7%

Olney Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMilton KeynesEngland
Owned21.5%30.6%
Mortgage36.3%32.8%
Shared6.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.1%8.3%
Private Rented16.2%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Olney Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMilton KeynesEngland
Age 0 to 48%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 746.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.5%2.3%
Mean Age36.139.3
Median Age3539



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

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