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

Newport Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePembrokeshireWales
Age 0 to 45.5%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.7%
Age 25 to 294.8%6.1%
Age 30 to 4416.5%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.9%
Age 60 to 647.8%6.7%
Age 65 to 7411.7%9.8%
Age 75 to 847.2%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.4%
Mean Age42.940.6
Median Age4541

Newport Education Statistics

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

QualificationPembrokeshireWales
No Qualifications24.6%25.9%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.7%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.9%
Level 311.8%12.3%
Level 424.8%24.5%
Other4.1%4.3%

Newport Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Newport 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 10% lower in Newport than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitPembrokeshireWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.6%17.4%

Newport General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Newport. The percentage of residents in Newport rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthPembrokeshireWales
Very Good45.36%46.64%
Good32.58%31.12%
Fair15.26%14.62%
Bad5.21%5.82%
Very Bad1.59%1.81%

Newport Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenurePembrokeshireWales
Owned42%35.4%
Mortgage26.8%32%
Shared0.3%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)11%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%6.6%
Private Rented11.6%12.7%
Other1.9%1.5%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%

Newport Immigration Statistics

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

CountryPembrokeshireWales
United Kingdom95.4%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.4%
Other EU Countries1.7%1.8%
Outside the EU2.3%3.3%

Newport 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.

GradePembrokeshireWales
AB15.97%17.93%
C126.51%29.31%
C228.47%23.06%
DE29.05%29.69%


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

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