Socio-economic statistics for Pen-common, Neath Port Talbot

Socio-economic statistics for Pen-common, Neath Port Talbot
Socio-economic statistics for Pen-common, Neath Port Talbot

Socio-economic statistics for Pen-common, Neath Port Talbot

Statistics

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

Pen-common General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Pen-common. The percentage of residents in Pen-common rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Pen-common rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Pen-common 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%

Pen-common Age Distribution Statistics

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

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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

Pen-common 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 Pen-common 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. Pen-common is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Pen-common 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 Pen-common 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 Pen-common 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%

Pen-common Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Pen-common are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Pen-common 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%

Pen-common 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. Pen-common 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%

Pen-common Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Pen-common and are from the UK Census of 2011. Pen-common 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%

Pen-common Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Pen-common has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Pen-common 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%


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

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