If you are thinking of moving to Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant to figures for Neath Port Talbot and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Mount Pleasant is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Mount Pleasant Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Mount Pleasant are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Mount Pleasant 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||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||0.8%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||1.5%||3.3%|
Mount Pleasant 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. Mount Pleasant is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Mount Pleasant is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Mount Pleasant 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Mount Pleasant than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Benefit||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.6%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||4.4%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||22.6%||17.4%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Mount Pleasant Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Mount Pleasant and are from the UK Census of 2011. Mount Pleasant 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||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Mount Pleasant General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Mount Pleasant. The percentage of residents in Mount Pleasant rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Mount Pleasant rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Mount Pleasant is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
|Health||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Mount Pleasant 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. Mount Pleasant has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Mount Pleasant Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Mount Pleasant as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Mount Pleasant is also older than the average, making Mount Pleasant a older persons location.
|Age||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
|Age 0 to 4||5.4%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.1%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.2%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||19%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.8%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.9%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.2%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.4%||2.4%|
Mount Pleasant Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Mount Pleasant has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Mount Pleasant is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
|Social Rented (Council)||12.4%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.7%||6.6%|
What is the population of Mount Pleasant and Neath Port Talbot?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Neath Port Talbot including Mount Pleasant. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Briton Ferry East||2896|
|Briton Ferry West||2963|
|Bryn and Cwmavon||6855|
|Neath Port Talbot Total||144386|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.