Socio-economic statistics for Pontnewynydd, Torfaen

Socio-economic statistics for Pontnewynydd, Torfaen
Socio-economic statistics for Pontnewynydd, Torfaen

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

Pontnewynydd Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications28.9%25.9%
Level 115%13.3%
Level 216.3%15.7%
Level 311.2%12.3%
Level 420.3%24.5%

Pontnewynydd 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.

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Pontnewynydd Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)10%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.7%6.6%
Private Rented7.5%12.7%
Rent Free1%1.6%

Pontnewynydd Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom97.3%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.7%1.8%
Outside the EU1.6%3.3%

Pontnewynydd General Health Statistics

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

Very Good43.26%46.64%
Very Bad2.13%1.81%

Pontnewynydd 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. Pontnewynydd is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Pontnewynydd 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 Pontnewynydd 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 unemployment in Pontnewynydd is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.5%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20%17.4%

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

Pontnewynydd Age Distribution Statistics

Age 0 to 45.9%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.3%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.1%
Age 30 to 4418.3%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.5%9.8%
Age 75 to 846.1%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.4%
Mean Age40.440.6
Median Age4141

What is the population of Pontnewynydd and Torfaen?

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

Coed Eva2474
Croesyceiliog North3460
Croesyceiliog South1771
Llanyrafon East and Ponthir2036
Llanyrafon West2587
New Inn5990
St. Cadocs and Penygarn1839
St. Dials4287
Two Locks6123
Upper Cwmbran5950
Torfaen Total94832

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

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