Socio-economic statistics for Colva, Powys

Socio-economic statistics for Colva, Powys
Socio-economic statistics for Colva, Powys

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

Colva Immigration Statistics

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

CountryPowysWales
United Kingdom95.8%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries1.7%1.8%
Outside the EU2.1%3.3%

Colva Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Colva and are from the UK Census of 2011. Colva has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Colva also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Colva are better educated than the average Wales citizen.

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QualificationPowysWales
No Qualifications24.8%25.9%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.9%
Level 311.5%12.3%
Level 426.3%24.5%
Other4.5%4.3%

Colva Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenurePowysWales
Owned43.9%35.4%
Mortgage24.8%32%
Shared0.3%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)9.2%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.8%6.6%
Private Rented12.9%12.7%
Other1.9%1.5%
Rent Free2.2%1.6%

Colva 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. Colva is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Colva 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 Colva 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. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Colva than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitPowysWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.4%17.4%

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

Colva Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePowysWales
Age 0 to 44.9%5.8%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.7%
Age 25 to 294.4%6.1%
Age 30 to 4416.4%18.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.9%
Age 60 to 648.2%6.7%
Age 65 to 7412.2%9.8%
Age 75 to 847.5%6.1%
Age 85 and over3.1%2.4%
Mean Age43.940.6
Median Age4641

Colva General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Colva. The percentage of residents in Colva rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthPowysWales
Very Good44.75%46.64%
Good34.19%31.12%
Fair14.93%14.62%
Bad4.79%5.82%
Very Bad1.33%1.81%

Colva 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.

GradePowysWales
AB18.37%17.93%
C125.89%29.31%
C231.13%23.06%
DE24.61%29.69%

What is the population of Colva and Powys?

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

WardPopulation
Aber-craf1437
Banwy1042
Beguildy1426
Berriew1335
Blaen Hafren1956
Bronllys1319
Builth2362
Bwlch1020
Caersws2264
Churchstoke1677
Crickhowell2874
Cwm-twrch2205
Disserth and Trecoed1214
Dolforwyn2010
Felin-fâch1362
Forden1543
Glantwymyn2088
Glasbury2427
Guilsfield2320
Gwernyfed1481
Hay1651
Kerry2019
Knighton2909
Llanafanfawr1390
Llanbadarn Fawr1187
Llanbrynmair949
Llandinam1409
Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West1250
Llandrindod North2180
Llandrindod South2168
Llandrinio2088
Llandysilio1777
Llanelwedd1184
Llanfair Caereinion1736
Llanfihangel1077
Llanfyllin1531
Llangattock956
Llangors1100
Llangunllo1158
Llangynidr1020
Llanidloes3208
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant/Llansilin2319
Llansantffraid1967
Llanwddyn1011
Llanwrtyd Wells1761
Llanyre1230
Machynlleth2236
Maescar/Llywel1754
Meifod1282
Montgomery1286
Nantmel1498
Newtown Central3262
Newtown East2091
Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North2233
Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West1873
Newtown South1802
Old Radnor1559
Presteigne2584
Rhayader2040
Rhiwcynon2216
St. David Within2086
St. John3213
St. Mary3108
Talgarth1727
Talybont-on-Usk1844
Tawe-Uchaf1950
Trewern1325
Welshpool Castle1532
Welshpool Gungrog2779
Welshpool Llanerchyddol2453
Ynyscedwyn2028
Yscir1081
Ystradgynlais2591
Powys Total133030



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


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