Collection of Deprivation & Social Issues resources.
This page outlines some of the key data and documents around deprivation and social issues in Milton Keynes.
Did You Know?
- Milton Keynes is ranked 211 out of 326 Local Authority Districts (with 1 being the most deprived) in the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010, this is similar to the 2007 rank of 212.
- In May 2011 10.9% of the working population are claiming worklessness benefits.
- The largest Output Area Classification categories in Milton Keynes are Prospering Suburbs (29.2% of the population) and Typical Traits (28.7%).
The Social Atlas is a key tool bringing together a wide range of social and economic indicators that give a quantitative description of all estates across Milton Keynes. Click on the link below to access the latest publication and data as well as previous copies.
Index of Multiple Deprivation
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), produced by the department for communities and local government, is the main indicator of deprivation in England. Figures are released at district and lower super output area. The following article gives information and links to data on the IMD 2010.
Deprivation by School
This link gives an average deprivation score and rank by school based on pupil addresses and the IMD score of their home address:
This table shows the data for the local Children in Low-Income Families measure (formerly National Indicator 116) at Ward level for Milton Keynes from 2006 to 2011:
This table shows the data for the local Children in Low-Income Families (formerly National Indicator 116) at local authority level from 2006 to 2011:
Milton Keynes Council has prepared an assessment of the needs of children living in poverty in its area, as part of local arrangements to promote cooperation between partners and as required by the Equality Act 2010:
The Childcare Act 2006 fulfils the government's commitment to give every child the best start in life. The Act gives local authorities a key role in shaping the childcare market in their area. In preparation for this duty a detailed assessment of the supply of and demand for childcare in Milton Keynes was carried out as an aid to creating a strong, sustainable and diverse childcare market, which meets the needs of parents across Milton Keynes. The assessment is refreshed each year to ensure an accurate portrayal of the Milton Keynes childcare market and highlight any potential gaps in provision:
A new strategy to meet the Government's target of abolishing child poverty is detailed in the report below. Commissioned by the Prime Minister the report is published by the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances, conducted by Frank Field:
In this section you will find information about the services and support available to help end child poverty in the UK . This includes the first national child poverty strategy, access to research and data, an explanation of the Child Poverty Act and role of the Child Poverty Unit, and details of pilot programmes and other strategies designed to combat the issue:
This is the Government’s first national Child Poverty Strategy, setting out a new approach to tackling poverty for this Parliament and up to 2020. At its heart are strengthening families, encouraging responsibility, promoting work, guaranteeing fairness and providing support to the most vulnerable:
The Child Wellbeing Index (CWI) is produced for Communities and Local Government. The LSOA with a rank of 1 has the highest level of child well-being, and 32,482 the lowest child well-being in England, on this overall measure. A map showing the results for Milton Keynes can be found on the link below.
Social mobility is a measure of how free people are to improve their position in society. The Government aims to improve social mobility across the United Kingdom as set out in this document:
Output Area Classification
The Office for National Statistics has produced a free open source geodemographic tool. The Output Area Classification (OAC) distils key results from the 2001 Census for the whole of the UK to indicate the character of local areas. OAC can be used to generate a picture of an area as well helping target policies and communications to specific groups of people.
The data and analysis for Milton Keynes as well as details of the methodology used to create OAC are available on the link below:
Experian’s Public Sector Mosaic is a geodemographic tool which classifies households in the UK, allocating them to one of 15 groups and 69 types. The following links help provide analysis for Milton Keynes.
The Office for National Statistics release estimates of income at middle layer super output area. Data for MSLOA in the MKSM region can be viewed on the following link.
People claiming worklessness benefits include; jobseekers allowance, lone parents, carers and health benefits. The department for work and pensions produce figures at ward and district level.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2011/12
Every local authority and PCT in England, led by their Directors of Public Health, Adult Social Services, and Children’s Services, has developed a joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) that identifies the health and wellbeing needs (and inequalities in those needs) of their local population:
The JSNA will be used widely to inform the Community Strategy and the Local Area Agreement for the area and to underpin strategic commissioning plans of both council and PCT.
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