Sherington shown within Buckinghamshire
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||Milton Keynes|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NEWPORT PAGNELL|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Milton Keynes North|
As happened earlier at Bow Brickhill to the south of Milton Keynes, a US speculator has bought agricultural land at Abbey View near Sherington Bridge, divided it into domestic sized plots and is attempting to sell these off as suitable "in the future" for self-build development. The land is zoned agricultural and may be expected to remain so for the foreseeable future. The Council's 25 year plan (to 2030) projects that it will remain so. Residents are not so much "panicked" as bemused by the gullibility of anyone who falls for this scheme.
|St Peters compared|
|2001 UK Census||Sherington ward||Milton Keynes UA||England|
At the 2001 UK census, the Sherington electoral ward had a population of 3,953. The ethnicity was 98.3% white, 0.7% mixed race, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% black and 0.1% other. The place of birth of residents was 95.1% United Kingdom, 0.5% Republic of Ireland, 1.7% other Western European countries, and 2.7% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 76% Christian, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh, 0.3% Jewish, and 0.2% Muslim. 15.8% were recorded as having no religion, 0.1% had an alternative religion and 7.2% did not state their religion.
The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 41.6% in full-time employment, 11.5% in part-time employment, 15.1% self-employed, 1.9% unemployed, 1.6% students with jobs, 3% students without jobs, 14.3% retired, 6.9% looking after home or family, 2.2% permanently sick or disabled and 1.8% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 17% retail, 12.1% manufacturing, 5.5% construction, 20.2% real estate, 6.9% health and social work, 10.5% education, 6.9% transport and communications, 3.4% public administration, 4.2% hotels and restaurants, 3.9% finance, 4.1% agriculture and 5.3% other. Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in agriculture, education and real estate. There were a relatively low proportion in public administration, and health and social work. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 28.3% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.
- Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 4 February 2013
- Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
- The new game of patience (The Guardian)
- Land sales lead to a panic Milton Keynes Citizen / Milton Keynes Today
- "Neighbourhood Statistics". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
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