Is Flitwick, Bedfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Flitwick a nice place to live or is Flitwick rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Flitwick is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Flitwick truly a nice place to live, or are Houghton Regis, Woburn and Woburn Sands a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Flitwick?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Flitwick. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.
Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Ampthill 20
Cooper’s Hill 17
Silsoe 8
Maulden 2
Millbrook 2
Greenfield 2
Harlington 1
Green End 1
Tingrith 1
Wardhedges 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Flitwick. These statistics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've taken the rank average for wards in and around Flitwick and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Silsoe and Shillington ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Silsoe and Shillington (Best) 27138/32845
Wilshamstead 26001/32845
Barton-le-Clay 25890/32845
Aspley and Woburn 25882/32845
Wootton 25658/32845
Flitwick 24263/32845
Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield 23824/32845
Ampthill 23179/32845
Houghton Conquest and Haynes 19180/32845
Heath and Reach (Worst) 8457/32845

Your Health in Flitwick

If you are thinking of moving to Flitwick, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Flitwick compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Luton 1.2% 3.73%
Milton Keynes 0.94% 3.2%
Central Bedfordshire (Flitwick) 0.84% 3.02%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Flitwick. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Flitwick. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield (Best) 30001/32845
Silsoe and Shillington 29834/32845
Ampthill 27994/32845
Houghton Conquest and Haynes 27812/32845
Barton-le-Clay 27448/32845
Aspley and Woburn 26921/32845
Flitwick 26644/32845
Heath and Reach 24199/32845
Wilshamstead 23877/32845
Wootton (Worst) 21350/32845

Deprivation in Flitwick

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Flitwick. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Barton-le-Clay (Best) 28884/32845
Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield 28265/32845
Flitwick 27370/32845
Ampthill 27216/32845
Wilshamstead 27205/32845
Silsoe and Shillington 27095/32845
Wootton 25419/32845
Aspley and Woburn 25233/32845
Houghton Conquest and Haynes 21744/32845
Heath and Reach (Worst) 16469/32845

Average rent in Flitwick

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Flitwick are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Flitwick.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Flitwick

If you are thinking of moving to Flitwick, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.

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