Socio-economic statistics for Blaengwynfi, Neath Port Talbot

Socio-economic statistics for Blaengwynfi, Neath Port Talbot
Socio-economic statistics for Blaengwynfi, Neath Port Talbot

Socio-economic statistics for Blaengwynfi, Neath Port Talbot


If you are thinking of moving to Blaengwynfi 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 Blaengwynfi to figures for Neath Port Talbot and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Blaengwynfi is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Blaengwynfi Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Blaengwynfi are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Blaengwynfi 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.

CountryNeath Port TalbotWales
United Kingdom97.4%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.8%1.8%
Outside the EU1.5%3.3%

Blaengwynfi Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Blaengwynfi 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 Blaengwynfi than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitNeath Port TalbotWales
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%

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

GradeNeath Port TalbotWales

Blaengwynfi Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Blaengwynfi and are from the UK Census of 2011. Blaengwynfi 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.

QualificationNeath Port TalbotWales
No Qualifications30.9%25.9%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 216%15.7%
Level 311%12.3%
Level 418.8%24.5%

Blaengwynfi General Health Statistics

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

HealthNeath Port TalbotWales
Very Good44.95%46.64%
Very Bad2.58%1.81%

Blaengwynfi Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNeath Port TalbotWales
Social Rented (Council)12.4%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.7%6.6%
Private Rented8.9%12.7%
Rent Free1.8%1.6%

Blaengwynfi Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Blaengwynfi as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Blaengwynfi is also older than the average, making Blaengwynfi a older persons location.

AgeNeath Port TalbotWales
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419%18.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.9%9.8%
Age 75 to 846.2%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.4%
Mean Age41.340.6
Median Age4241

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

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