Socio-economic statistics for Pencoed, Bridgend

Socio-economic statistics for Pencoed, Bridgend
Socio-economic statistics for Pencoed, Bridgend

If you are thinking of moving to Pencoed 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 Pencoed to figures for Bridgend and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Pencoed is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Pencoed 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.

GradeBridgendWales
AB16.48%17.93%
C128.23%29.31%
C223.70%23.06%
DE31.59%29.69%

Pencoed Age Distribution Statistics

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AgeBridgendWales
Age 0 to 45.6%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.3%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.2%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.1%
Age 30 to 4420.1%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.9%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.8%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%
Mean Age40.740.6
Median Age4141

Pencoed 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. Pencoed is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Pencoed 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 Pencoed 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitBridgendWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.3%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.3%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.7%17.4%

Pencoed rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Pencoed Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBridgendWales
United Kingdom96.4%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries1.4%1.8%
Outside the EU1.8%3.3%

Pencoed Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBridgendWales
Owned35%35.4%
Mortgage37.4%32%
Shared0.2%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)4%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%6.6%
Private Rented10.8%12.7%
Other1.5%1.5%
Rent Free1.3%1.6%

Pencoed Education Statistics

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

QualificationBridgendWales
No Qualifications28.3%25.9%
Level 114%13.3%
Level 216%15.7%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.9%
Level 310.8%12.3%
Level 422.6%24.5%
Other4.1%4.3%

Pencoed General Health Statistics

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

HealthBridgendWales
Very Good46.08%46.64%
Good29.93%31.12%
Fair15.09%14.62%
Bad6.80%5.82%
Very Bad2.10%1.81%

What is the population of Pencoed and Bridgend?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Bridgend including Pencoed. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Aberkenfig2560
Bettws2280
Blackmill2512
Blaengarw1758
Brackla12219
Bryncethin1634
Bryncoch2726
Bryntirion, Laleston and Merthyr Mawr9333
Caerau7017
Cefn Cribwr1555
Cefn Glas1639
Coity5293
Cornelly7605
Coychurch Lower1398
Felindre2851
Hendre4250
Litchard2419
Llangeinor1273
Llangewydd and Brynhyfryd2601
Llangynwyd3066
Maesteg East4787
Maesteg West5730
Morfa4709
Nant-y-moel2421
Newcastle5577
Newton3725
Nottage3225
Ogmore Vale3197
Oldcastle5245
Pen-y-fai2442
Pendre1791
Penprysg3207
Pontycymmer2401
Porthcawl East Central3425
Porthcawl West Central3563
Pyle7712
Rest Bay2200
Sarn2446
Ynysawdre3747
Bridgend Total147539



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


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