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.
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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.
|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%|
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.
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.
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.
|Age 0 to 4||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.3%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.2%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.2%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.3%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.9%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.3%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.1%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.9%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.8%||2.4%|
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.
Blaenwaun Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||11.2%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||3.6%||6.6%|
Blaenwaun Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Blaenwaun are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||2%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||1.8%||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.
|Carmarthen Town North||5225|
|Carmarthen Town South||3825|
|Carmarthen Town West||5607|
|Manordeilo and Salem||2224|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.