Socio-economic statistics for Blaenwaun, Carmarthenshire

Socio-economic statistics for Blaenwaun, Carmarthenshire
Socio-economic statistics for Blaenwaun, Carmarthenshire

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

Blaenwaun Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Blaenwaun is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Blaenwaun is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Blaenwaun are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitCarmarthenshireWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.8%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.5%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.3%17.4%

Blaenwaun rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Blaenwaun General Health Statistics

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

HealthCarmarthenshireWales
Very Good44.97%46.64%
Good30.26%31.12%
Fair16.33%14.62%
Bad6.24%5.82%
Very Bad2.20%1.81%

Blaenwaun 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.

GradeCarmarthenshireWales
AB16.55%17.93%
C127.71%29.31%
C226.09%23.06%
DE29.65%29.69%

Blaenwaun Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCarmarthenshireWales
Age 0 to 45.6%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.3%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.2%9.7%
Age 25 to 295.2%6.1%
Age 30 to 4417.3%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.9%
Age 60 to 647.3%6.7%
Age 65 to 7411.1%9.8%
Age 75 to 846.9%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.4%
Mean Age42.340.6
Median Age4441

Blaenwaun Education Statistics

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

QualificationCarmarthenshireWales
No Qualifications26.8%25.9%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.7%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.9%
Level 311.2%12.3%
Level 423.9%24.5%
Other4.4%4.3%

Blaenwaun Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCarmarthenshireWales
Owned41.4%35.4%
Mortgage30%32%
Shared0.2%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)11.2%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%6.6%
Private Rented10.4%12.7%
Other1.4%1.5%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%

Blaenwaun Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCarmarthenshireWales
United Kingdom95.9%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries2%1.8%
Outside the EU1.8%3.3%

What is the population of Blaenwaun and Carmarthenshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Carmarthenshire including Blaenwaun. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Abergwili2364
Ammanford2755
Betws2453
Bigyn6752
Burry Port4171
Bynea4671
Carmarthen Town North5225
Carmarthen Town South3825
Carmarthen Town West5607
Cenarth2273
Cilycwm1437
Cynwyl Elfed2952
Cynwyl Gaeo1606
Dafen3532
Elli3252
Felinfoel2022
Garnant2167
Glanamman2419
Glanymor6462
Glyn2177
Gorslas4856
Hendy3612
Hengoed4205
Kidwelly3731
Laugharne Township2691
Llanboidy2164
Llanddarog2100
Llandeilo2952
Llandovery2583
Llandybie4326
Llanegwad2497
Llanfihangel Aberbythych1891
Llanfihangel-ar-Arth2886
Llangadog1968
Llangeler3370
Llangennech5215
Llangunnor2678
Llangyndeyrn3566
Llannon5526
Llansteffan2002
Llanybydder2873
Lliedi5524
Llwynhendy4516
Manordeilo and Salem2224
Pembrey4161
Penygroes2943
Pontamman2714
Pontyberem2777
Quarter Bach2854
Saron4263
St. Clears3296
St. Ishmael2704
Swiss Valley2498
Trelech2060
Trimsaran2499
Tycroes2545
Tyisha4211
Whitland2470
Carmarthenshire Total190073



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


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