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

Flitwick 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.

GradeCentral BedfordshireEngland
AB26.05%22.96%
C132.98%30.92%
C222.96%20.64%
DE18.01%25.49%

Flitwick General Health Statistics

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

HealthCentral BedfordshireEngland
Very Good49.15%47.17%
Good35.52%34.22%
Fair11.48%13.12%
Bad3.02%4.25%
Very Bad0.84%1.25%

Flitwick Education Statistics

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

QualificationCentral BedfordshireEngland
No Qualifications19.4%22.5%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 427.3%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Flitwick Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Flitwick are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Flitwick has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryCentral BedfordshireEngland
United Kingdom92.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU4.5%9.4%

Flitwick Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Flitwick 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 Flitwick than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCentral BedfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%13.5%

Flitwick Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Flitwick has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Flitwick is a relatively affluent area.

TenureCentral BedfordshireEngland
Owned31.6%30.6%
Mortgage40.9%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Flitwick Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCentral BedfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039



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

Do you live in Flitwick? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • Flitwick Owl

    I’ve lived in Flitwick my whole life so if you’re actually thinking of living here, why not read my honest and real review of Flitwick; the working class commuter town.

    First of all, however s**t Flitwick may be, I love it and it’s all I know. I’m 15 and have always lived here so let me give you a reliable and valid insight on this wonderful s**thole

    Why move here?
    Good rail links to London/Bedford/Luton.
    Places to hang out.
    Next to the middle-class Georgian market town of Ampthill.
    Fresh produce market every Friday.

    Why not move here?
    You’ll probably be robbed at some point.
    It’s becoming more and more like Bedford or Luton every year.
    Council estates + lots of pikeys. Lots.
    Very busy every day due to everyone going to work in the morning and evening.
    Not very friendly community (people say the community is friendly but I’ve been beeped for no reason numerous times, been offered weed, been called ” a f**king w*****” and a “c**t” for wearing a rival football shirt).
    S**t housing (few exceptions)
    Crime all the time.

    Where to stay away from?
    The Paddocks… Don’t… Just don’t.
    The Rec on weekend afternoons.
    Pipit Close and the alleyways next to it.
    Hinksley Road
    Birds Estates are dodgy sometimes, not necessarily a place to avoid but shouldn’t be your first choice.

    Nice areas?
    Hampden Close
    Tree Estates aren’t too bad
    Church Road feels out of place in 2016 Flitwick but it’s quite nice, 19th century cottages and Norman Church.

    About Flitwick being an affluent area and people having higher salaries here… These stats are obviously outdated as Flitwick is definately not an affluent area, a handful of neighbourhoods in Flitwick are well off/affluent but generally it is a standard working class area that isn’t very well off, most probably earning salaries of around £20k a year if that, some may earn more some may earn less so this clearly shows the salaries are not very high/higher than average. For instance my Mum works on minimum wage, my friends Mum also works on minimum wage, my other friend lives on slightly more (around £20k a year), another friend’s Dad is a University lecturer earning a fair bit of course! We all claim benefits (with exception of the last friend). Housing wise, houses are not that great here, mostly are 3 bedroom semi-detatched or terraced, the newer houses are detatched. The costs are average (£270k ish) so it isn’t a very affluent area as it isn’t a very expensive area, nor is it desperately deprived, although there are areas of Flitwick which are deprived such as The Paddocks area and everywhere near Hinksley Road. The mortages aren’t very high nor are the house prices, I know people who rent their houses rather than mortage. Along with Flitwick not being affluent (contrary to these stats which are WRONG as Flitwick is absolutely not affluent) Flitwick isn’t desperately deprived but with it being mainly a working class town it isn’t well off and can be perceived as deprived sometimes. Neighbouring Ampthill is affluent in terms of housing prices which are more expensive than Flitwick and with salaries being much higher than those in Flitwick which aren’t that high anyways. I don’t want you to be under the impression that it is an affluent area, the houses are not overly expensive (around or just under average) and many people do claim benefits as the salaries aren’t all that high nor are they generally higher than average. Most jobs here are white collar but that doesn’t have to suggest a middle class culture. Along with the non-affluent families, non-affluent housing and average salaries in the area, Flitwick is NOT for old people, there are old people areas but it quite clearly isn’t the place of old biddies roaming the streets aimlessly. I feel these stats are out of date, out of touch and mis-represent Flitwick.

    Now I’m not saying Flitwick is the ghetto and it’s nowhere near as bad as Luton but it’s going down hill, the population is growing, there is more crime, more d**kheads and there’s more s**t housing. I personally don’t feel safe walking the streets at night and I’m sure many Flitwickers will feel the same. It’s not the worst place in the world but it isn’t particularly nice and isn’t the idyllic, middle-class, peaceful, quiet and cottage housed Midsummer Murders village you may think it is. It’s quickly becoming a s**thole with crimes always occuring. Flitwick is growing and becoming like a smaller, slightly watered down version of Luton/Bedford. Despite all this I love Flitwick and there’s nothing I would change, it’s all I know and no matter how much of a s**thole it becomes, it’ll be my s**thole that I love.

    I hope I’ve given you a valuable insight of Flitwick and shown you what it’s actually like to live here in Flitwick; a working class commuter town.