Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff

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

Gwaelod-y-garth 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. Gwaelod-y-garth has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Gwaelod-y-garth 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. Gwaelod-y-garth is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Gwaelod-y-garth is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Gwaelod-y-garth 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Gwaelod-y-garth 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 10% lower in Gwaelod-y-garth than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.8%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.4%17.4%

Gwaelod-y-garth Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Gwaelod-y-garth and are from the UK Census of 2011. Gwaelod-y-garth 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. Gwaelod-y-garth also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Gwaelod-y-garth are better educated than the average Wales citizen.

No Qualifications20.7%25.9%
Level 111%13.3%
Level 213%15.7%
Level 315.2%12.3%
Level 432.3%24.5%

Gwaelod-y-garth Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Gwaelod-y-garth as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Gwaelod-y-garth is also older than the average, making Gwaelod-y-garth a older persons location.

Age 0 to 46.5%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2415.3%9.7%
Age 25 to 298.8%6.1%
Age 30 to 4420.2%18.6%
Age 45 to 5917.3%19.9%
Age 60 to 644.8%6.7%
Age 65 to 746.6%9.8%
Age 75 to 844.6%6.1%
Age 85 and over2%2.4%
Mean Age36.540.6
Median Age3341

Gwaelod-y-garth General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Gwaelod-y-garth. The percentage of residents in Gwaelod-y-garth rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Gwaelod-y-garth rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Gwaelod-y-garth is generally better than in the average person in Wales.

Very Good50.37%46.64%
Very Bad1.60%1.81%

Gwaelod-y-garth Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Gwaelod-y-garth are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Gwaelod-y-garth has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom86.7%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.4%
Other EU Countries3.3%1.8%
Outside the EU9.4%3.3%

Gwaelod-y-garth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)9.5%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.6%6.6%
Private Rented20.3%12.7%
Rent Free1.4%1.6%

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

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