If you are thinking of moving to Merthyr Mawr 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 Merthyr Mawr to figures for Bridgend and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Merthyr Mawr is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Merthyr Mawr Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Tenure||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
|Social Rented (Council)||7.5%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4.4%||6.6%|
Merthyr Mawr General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Merthyr Mawr. The percentage of residents in Merthyr Mawr rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Merthyr Mawr rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Merthyr Mawr is generally better than in the average person in Wales.
|Health||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
Merthyr Mawr Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Merthyr Mawr 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Merthyr Mawr than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.9%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.6%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||14%||17.4%|
Merthyr Mawr 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. Merthyr Mawr has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
Merthyr Mawr Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Merthyr Mawr as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Merthyr Mawr is also older than the average, making Merthyr Mawr a older persons location.
|Age||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
|Age 0 to 4||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.4%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.1%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.8%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.5%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.1%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.7%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.8%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||6%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.5%||2.4%|
Merthyr Mawr Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Merthyr Mawr and are from the UK Census of 2011. Merthyr Mawr 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. Merthyr Mawr also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Merthyr Mawr are better educated than the average Wales citizen.
|Qualification||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
Merthyr Mawr Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Merthyr Mawr are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Merthyr Mawr 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||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||1.6%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||2.9%||3.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.