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

Pen-y-bank General Health Statistics

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

HealthCaerphillyWales
Very Good44.40%46.64%
Good30.35%31.12%
Fair15.93%14.62%
Bad7.18%5.82%
Very Bad2.14%1.81%

Pen-y-bank Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCaerphillyWales
Owned32.5%35.4%
Mortgage36.8%32%
Shared0.3%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)14%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%6.6%
Private Rented9.6%12.7%
Other1.1%1.5%
Rent Free0.9%1.6%

Pen-y-bank Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCaerphillyWales
Age 0 to 46.3%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.3%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.9%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.3%6.1%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.4%
Mean Age39.540.6
Median Age4041

Pen-y-bank 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. Pen-y-bank has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeCaerphillyWales
AB14.26%17.93%
C127.89%29.31%
C223.89%23.06%
DE33.96%29.69%

Pen-y-bank Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Pen-y-bank are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Pen-y-bank 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.

CountryCaerphillyWales
United Kingdom97.6%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.8%
Outside the EU1.2%3.3%

Pen-y-bank Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Pen-y-bank and are from the UK Census of 2011. Pen-y-bank 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.

QualificationCaerphillyWales
No Qualifications31.4%25.9%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.9%
Level 311.2%12.3%
Level 418.7%24.5%
Other3.7%4.3%

Pen-y-bank Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Pen-y-bank 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 Pen-y-bank is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitCaerphillyWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.9%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)21%17.4%


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

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