Socio-economic statistics for Ffos-y-fran, Merthyr Tydfil

Socio-economic statistics for Ffos-y-fran, Merthyr Tydfil
Socio-economic statistics for Ffos-y-fran, Merthyr Tydfil

Socio-economic statistics for Ffos-y-fran, Merthyr Tydfil


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.

QualificationMerthyr TydfilWales
No Qualifications34.3%25.9%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 215.1%15.7%
Level 310.1%12.3%
Level 417.8%24.5%

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.

TenureMerthyr TydfilWales
Social Rented (Council)9.8%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.3%6.6%
Private Rented10.3%12.7%
Rent Free1.9%1.6%

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.

AgeMerthyr TydfilWales
Age 0 to 46.2%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.3%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.7%
Age 25 to 297.1%6.1%
Age 30 to 4418.9%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.4%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.1%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.6%6.1%
Age 85 and over2%2.4%
Mean Age39.740.6
Median Age4041

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.

BenefitMerthyr TydfilWales
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.

GradeMerthyr TydfilWales

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.

HealthMerthyr TydfilWales
Very Good44.13%46.64%
Very Bad2.82%1.81%

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.

CountryMerthyr TydfilWales
United Kingdom95.5%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.4%
Other EU Countries2.7%1.8%
Outside the EU1.6%3.3%

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

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