Hirwaun, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff

Statistics

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

Hirwaun Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Age 0 to 46.2%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.3%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.6%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.5%18.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.4%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.6%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.4%
Mean Age39.840.6
Median Age4041

Hirwaun Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Hirwaun has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Hirwaun is a relatively affluent area.

TenureRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Owned36.5%35.4%
Mortgage34.5%32%
Shared0.2%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)6.9%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.9%6.6%
Private Rented12.4%12.7%
Other1.3%1.5%
Rent Free1.5%1.6%

Hirwaun 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. Hirwaun has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
AB13.88%17.93%
C128.17%29.31%
C223.74%23.06%
DE34.22%29.69%

Hirwaun Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hirwaun and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hirwaun 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.

QualificationRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
No Qualifications31.8%25.9%
Level 114.1%13.3%
Level 215.6%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.9%
Level 311.4%12.3%
Level 419.6%24.5%
Other4%4.3%

Hirwaun Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
United Kingdom96.9%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.8%
Outside the EU2.1%3.3%

Hirwaun Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Hirwaun 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 Hirwaun 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 Hirwaun than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
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%

Hirwaun General Health Statistics

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

HealthRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Very Good44.86%46.64%
Good29.67%31.12%
Fair15.87%14.62%
Bad7.42%5.82%
Very Bad2.18%1.81%


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

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