If you are thinking of moving to Neath 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 to figures for Neath Port Talbot and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Neath is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Neath Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Neath are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Neath 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%|
Neath 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 has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Neath Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Neath as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Neath is also older than the average, making Neath 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%|
Neath General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Neath. The percentage of residents in Neath rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Neath rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Neath is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
|Health||Neath Port Talbot||Wales|
Neath 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. Neath is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Neath 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 Neath 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 Neath 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
Neath Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Neath and are from the UK Census of 2011. Neath 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|
Neath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Neath has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Neath 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 Neath and Neath Port Talbot?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Neath Port Talbot including Neath. 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.