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Stantonbury is a district of Milton Keynesmarker, ceremonial Buckinghamshire, Englandmarker. It is situated at the northern edge, between Great Linfordmarker and Wolvertonmarker. It is largely residential, but the greater proportion is taken up by two secondary schools (Stantonbury Campusmarker and Bury Lawn), a leisure centre with a 25m swimming pool, and an all-weather, competition standard, athletics track.

Stantonbury is one of the former villages of Buckinghamshire that were absorbed into the new city of Milton Keynes in the 1960s. The village name is an Old English language word, and means 'fortified building by a farm on stony ground'.

Civil Parish

As well as Stantonbury itself, the Civil Parish of Stantonbury includes the districts of Bancroft/Bancroft Park, Blue Bridge, Bradville and Linford Wood.The population of the parish of Stantonbury grew from 19 according to the 1971 census to 3,938 according to the 1981 census. By the 2001 census, its population had reached 9,010.

Bancroft

Liz Leyh's "Concrete Cows"
The residential Bancroft district is divided by Shenley Brookmarker into Bancroft Park to the north and Bancroft to the south. The brook valley here is part of the flood control systemmarker and there is a permanent wetland with associated plants and wild-life.

Bancroft Park
The foundations of a Romano-British farm are to be seen in what is now the North Loughton Park, overlooking the Shenley Brook. The famous Concrete Cowsmarker are at the southern end of the park.

The Bancrofts comprise just half the H2/H3/V5/V6 grid square, which is divided by the West Coast Main Linemarker that also is the parish boundary, with Stacey Bushes (in Wolverton and Greenleysmarker parish) on the other side of the track. Monks Way (H3, A422) bounds the parish from the neighboring Bradwellmarker.

Blue Bridge

This small district is mainly residential, near the West Coast Main Linemarker and the Grand Union Canalmarker.

Bradville

This district is mainly residential, between New Bradwellmarker and Stantonbury.

Linford Wood

As well as the ancient woodland, this district is mainly for high-tech industry. Because of its elevation, it is best known in Milton Keynes as the site for the telecommunications tower. It was originally part of the Linford demesnemarker.

Stantonbury

See introduction.

Demography

St Peters compared
2001 UK Census Stantonbury ward Milton Keynes UA England
Population 8,940 207,057 49,138,831
Foreign born 9.8% 9.9% 9.2%
White 89.6% 90.7% 90.9%
Asian 5.2% 4.5% 4.6%
Black 3.2% 2.4% 2.3%
Christian 64.2% 65.5% 71.7%
Muslim 2.6% 2.3% 3.1%
Hindu 1.9% 1.3% 1.1%
No religion 22.2% 21.6% 14.6%
Unemployed 3.5% 3% 3.3%
Retired 9.2% 9% 13.5%
As of the 2001 UK census, the Stantonbury electoral ward had a population of 8,940. The ethnicity was 89.6% white, 1.5% mixed race, 5.2% Asian, 3.2% black and 0.5% other. The place of birth of residents was 90.2% United Kingdom, 1.1% Republic of Ireland, 1.4% other Western European countries, and 7.3% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 64.2% Christian, 0.3% Buddhist, 1.9% Hindu, 0.7% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish, and 2.6% Muslim. 22.2% were recorded as having no religion, 0.6% had an alternative religion and 7.4% did not state their religion.

The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 50.8% in full-time employment, 11.6% in part-time employment, 6.3% self-employed, 3.5% unemployed, 3% students with jobs, 2.6% students without jobs, 9.2% retired, 5.8% looking after home or family, 4.7% permanently sick or disabled and 2.6% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 22.3% retail, 15.4% manufacturing, 5.1% construction, 15% real estate, 6.4% health and social work, 6.6% education, 10.8% transport and communications, 4.6% public administration, 3.9% hotels and restaurants, 5.2% finance, 0.5% agriculture and 4.2% other. Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in retail, transport and communications. There were a relatively low proportion in construction, health and social work, and agriculture. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 15% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.

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