If you are thinking of moving to Afan 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 Afan to figures for Neath Port Talbot and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Afan is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Afan Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Afan 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 25% higher in Afan than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Benefit||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.6%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||4.4%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||22.6%||17.4%|
Afan General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Afan. The percentage of residents in Afan rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Afan rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Afan is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
|Health||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Afan 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. Afan has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Afan Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Afan as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Afan is also older than the average, making Afan a older persons location.
|Age||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
|Age 0 to 4||5.4%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.1%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.2%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||19%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.8%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.9%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.2%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.4%||2.4%|
Afan Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Afan and are from the UK Census of 2011. Afan 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.
|Qualification||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Afan Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Afan has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Afan is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
|Social Rented (Council)||12.4%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.7%||6.6%|
Afan Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Afan are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Afan 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.
|Country||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||0.8%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||1.5%||3.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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