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

Pen-y-Bont 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-y-Bont has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBlaenau GwentWales
AB9.27%17.93%
C122.68%29.31%
C224.94%23.06%
DE43.11%29.69%

Pen-y-Bont Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBlaenau GwentWales
United Kingdom97.8%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.1%0.4%
Other EU Countries1%1.8%
Outside the EU1%3.3%

Pen-y-Bont Education Statistics

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

QualificationBlaenau GwentWales
No Qualifications36%25.9%
Level 115.8%13.3%
Level 215.5%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.9%
Level 39.8%12.3%
Level 415.2%24.5%
Other4.2%4.3%

Pen-y-Bont Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Pen-y-Bont 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 unemployment in Pen-y-Bont is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Pen-y-Bont than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBlaenau GwentWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.7%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)5.1%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)24.9%17.4%

Pen-y-Bont Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Pen-y-Bont has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Pen-y-Bont is an economically deprived area.

TenureBlaenau GwentWales
Owned32.9%35.4%
Mortgage29.1%32%
Shared0.1%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)11.1%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.9%6.6%
Private Rented11.4%12.7%
Other1.4%1.5%
Rent Free1%1.6%

Pen-y-Bont Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBlaenau GwentWales
Age 0 to 45.8%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.3%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.4%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 7410%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.8%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.4%
Mean Age40.540.6
Median Age4141

Pen-y-Bont General Health Statistics

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

HealthBlaenau GwentWales
Very Good41.92%46.64%
Good30.63%31.12%
Fair16.75%14.62%
Bad8.15%5.82%
Very Bad2.54%1.81%


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

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