If you are thinking of moving to Blaengwrach 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 Blaengwrach to figures for Neath Port Talbot and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Blaengwrach is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Blaengwrach 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. Blaengwrach has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Blaengwrach Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Blaengwrach are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Blaengwrach 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%|
Blaengwrach Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Blaengwrach as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Blaengwrach is also older than the average, making Blaengwrach 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%|
Blaengwrach Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Blaengwrach and are from the UK Census of 2011. Blaengwrach 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|
Blaengwrach Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Blaengwrach 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Blaengwrach 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%|
Blaengwrach General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Blaengwrach. The percentage of residents in Blaengwrach rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Blaengwrach rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Blaengwrach is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
|Health||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Blaengwrach Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Blaengwrach has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Blaengwrach 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%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.