If you are thinking of moving to Blaenau-Gwent 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 Blaenau-Gwent to figures for Blaenau Gwent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Blaenau-Gwent is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Blaenau-Gwent 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. Blaenau-Gwent has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Blaenau-Gwent Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Blaenau-Gwent and are from the UK Census of 2011. Blaenau-Gwent 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.
Blaenau-Gwent General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Blaenau-Gwent. The percentage of residents in Blaenau-Gwent rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Blaenau-Gwent rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Blaenau-Gwent is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
Blaenau-Gwent Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Blaenau-Gwent come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Blaenau-Gwent 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 Blaenau-Gwent than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||6.7%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||5.1%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||24.9%||17.4%|
Blaenau-Gwent Age Distribution Statistics
|Age 0 to 4||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.1%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.2%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.1%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.4%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||10%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.8%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.1%||2.4%|
Blaenau-Gwent Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Blaenau-Gwent are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Blaenau-Gwent 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.1%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||1%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||1%||3.3%|
Blaenau-Gwent Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Blaenau-Gwent has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Blaenau-Gwent is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||11.1%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||12.9%||6.6%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.