If you are thinking of moving to Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) 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 Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) to figures for and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) 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 Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) 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. Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) 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 Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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)||3.3%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||4.3%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||19.7%||17.4%|
Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) and are from the UK Census of 2011. Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) 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.
Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr). The percentage of residents in Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) Age Distribution Statistics
|Age 0 to 4||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.4%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.2%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.1%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.1%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.5%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.9%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.8%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.4%|
Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) 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.
Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||4%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||9.9%||6.6%|
Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bridgend (Pen-y-bont Ar Ogwr) 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||0.3%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||1.4%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||1.8%||3.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.