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If you are thinking of moving to Groes-faen 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 Groes-faen to figures for Rhondda, Cynon, Taff and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Groes-faen is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Groes-faen 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. Groes-faen has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
AB13.88%17.93%
C128.17%29.31%
C223.74%23.06%
DE34.22%29.69%

Groes-faen Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Groes-faen are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Groes-faen 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.

CountryRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
United Kingdom96.9%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.8%
Outside the EU2.1%3.3%

Groes-faen Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Groes-faen 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 unemployment in Groes-faen is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Groes-faen than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)5.2%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)22.1%17.4%

Groes-faen Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Groes-faen as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Groes-faen is also older than the average, making Groes-faen a older persons location.

AgeRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Age 0 to 46.2%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.3%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.6%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.5%18.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.4%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.6%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.4%
Mean Age39.840.6
Median Age4041

Groes-faen General Health Statistics

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

HealthRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Very Good44.86%46.64%
Good29.67%31.12%
Fair15.87%14.62%
Bad7.42%5.82%
Very Bad2.18%1.81%

Groes-faen Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Groes-faen and are from the UK Census of 2011. Groes-faen has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
No Qualifications31.8%25.9%
Level 114.1%13.3%
Level 215.6%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.9%
Level 311.4%12.3%
Level 419.6%24.5%
Other4%4.3%

Groes-faen Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Owned36.5%35.4%
Mortgage34.5%32%
Shared0.2%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)6.9%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.9%6.6%
Private Rented12.4%12.7%
Other1.3%1.5%
Rent Free1.5%1.6%


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

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