Having a population of approximately seventeen thousand, Buckley is today one of the largest and fastest growing settlements in Flintshire and is a progressive and lively community. The population projection is for significant growth over the next ten to fifteen years. The town boasts a pedestrianised town centre, a modern shopping precinct, ample free car parking, supermarkets and a variety of small shops able to supply most goods and services. There is also a modern Health Centre , Clinic and convenient Doctors' surgeries. The town's industrial heritage of brick making, pottery and coal mining has now been replaced by a diverse range of enterprises located on five industrial estates within the town.