If you are thinking of moving to Ffos-y-fran 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 Ffos-y-fran to figures for Merthyr Tydfil and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Ffos-y-fran is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Ffos-y-fran Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ffos-y-fran and are from the UK Census of 2011. Ffos-y-fran 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.
Ffos-y-fran Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Ffos-y-fran has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Ffos-y-fran is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||9.8%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||11.3%||6.6%|
Ffos-y-fran Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Ffos-y-fran as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Ffos-y-fran is also older than the average, making Ffos-y-fran a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.3%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.2%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||7.1%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.9%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.3%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.4%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.1%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.6%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2%||2.4%|
Ffos-y-fran Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ffos-y-fran 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 unemployment in Ffos-y-fran is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Ffos-y-fran than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||5.4%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||4.6%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||24%||17.4%|
Ffos-y-fran 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. Ffos-y-fran has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Ffos-y-fran General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Ffos-y-fran. The percentage of residents in Ffos-y-fran rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Ffos-y-fran rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Ffos-y-fran is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
Ffos-y-fran Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ffos-y-fran are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.2%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||2.7%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||1.6%||3.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.