Socio-economic statistics for Neath Canal, Neath Port Talbot
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If you are thinking of moving to Neath 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 Neath Canal to figures for Neath Port Talbot and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Neath Canal is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Neath Canal Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNeath Port TalbotWales
United Kingdom97.4%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.8%1.8%
Outside the EU1.5%3.3%

Neath Canal Education Statistics

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

QualificationNeath Port TalbotWales
No Qualifications30.9%25.9%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 216%15.7%
Apprenticeship5.1%3.9%
Level 311%12.3%
Level 418.8%24.5%
Other3.9%4.3%

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

GradeNeath Port TalbotWales
AB13.32%17.93%
C126.78%29.31%
C224.82%23.06%
DE35.07%29.69%

Neath Canal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNeath Port TalbotWales
Owned36.4%35.4%
Mortgage32.3%32%
Shared0.2%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)12.4%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.7%6.6%
Private Rented8.9%12.7%
Other1.3%1.5%
Rent Free1.8%1.6%

Neath Canal Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Neath 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Neath Canal than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitNeath Port TalbotWales
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%

Neath Canal Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNeath Port TalbotWales
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419%18.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.9%9.8%
Age 75 to 846.2%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.4%
Mean Age41.340.6
Median Age4241

Neath Canal General Health Statistics

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

HealthNeath Port TalbotWales
Very Good44.95%46.64%
Good28.39%31.12%
Fair16.19%14.62%
Bad7.89%5.82%
Very Bad2.58%1.81%


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

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