If you are thinking of moving to Groes-faen 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 Groes-faen to figures for Rhondda, Cynon, Taff and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Groes-faen is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Groes-faen 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. Groes-faen has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
Groes-faen Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Groes-faen are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Groes-faen 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.
|Country||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.2%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||0.9%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||2.1%||3.3%|
Groes-faen Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Groes-faen come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Groes-faen 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 Groes-faen than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Benefit||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.2%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||5.2%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||22.1%||17.4%|
Groes-faen Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Groes-faen as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Groes-faen is also older than the average, making Groes-faen a older persons location.
|Age||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
|Age 0 to 4||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.6%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.6%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.3%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.5%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.6%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.4%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.6%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.1%||2.4%|
Groes-faen General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Groes-faen. The percentage of residents in Groes-faen rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Groes-faen rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Groes-faen is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
|Health||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
Groes-faen Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Groes-faen and are from the UK Census of 2011. Groes-faen 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.
|Qualification||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
Groes-faen Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Groes-faen has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Groes-faen is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
|Social Rented (Council)||6.9%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.9%||6.6%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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