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|
|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.
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 for future self-build development, although 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.
- Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 4 February 2013
- Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
- "Neighbourhood Statistics". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
- The new game of patience (The Guardian)
- Land sales lead to a panic Milton Keynes Citizen / Milton Keynes Today
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