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

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Education Statistics

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

QualificationCardiffWales
No Qualifications20.7%25.9%
Level 111%13.3%
Level 213%15.7%
Apprenticeship2.8%3.9%
Level 315.2%12.3%
Level 432.3%24.5%
Other5%4.3%

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is also older than the average, making Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal a older persons location.

AgeCardiffWales
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

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal 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. Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeCardiffWales
AB24.99%17.93%
C134.89%29.31%
C215.13%23.06%
DE24.99%29.69%

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal General Health Statistics

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

HealthCardiffWales
Very Good50.37%46.64%
Good31.05%31.12%
Fair12.14%14.62%
Bad4.84%5.82%
Very Bad1.60%1.81%

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal 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 Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal 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 Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCardiffWales
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%

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal 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.

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

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCardiffWales
Owned26.5%35.4%
Mortgage32.6%32%
Shared0.4%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)9.5%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.6%6.6%
Private Rented20.3%12.7%
Other1.6%1.5%
Rent Free1.4%1.6%


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

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