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

Pontygwaith Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Pontygwaith 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 Pontygwaith 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 Pontygwaith than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)5.2%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)22.1%17.4%

Pontygwaith Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
United Kingdom96.9%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.8%
Outside the EU2.1%3.3%

Pontygwaith Education Statistics

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

QualificationRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
No Qualifications31.8%25.9%
Level 114.1%13.3%
Level 215.6%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.9%
Level 311.4%12.3%
Level 419.6%24.5%
Other4%4.3%

Pontygwaith 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. Pontygwaith has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
AB13.88%17.93%
C128.17%29.31%
C223.74%23.06%
DE34.22%29.69%

Pontygwaith General Health Statistics

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

HealthRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Very Good44.86%46.64%
Good29.67%31.12%
Fair15.87%14.62%
Bad7.42%5.82%
Very Bad2.18%1.81%

Pontygwaith Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Pontygwaith has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Pontygwaith is a relatively affluent area.

TenureRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Owned36.5%35.4%
Mortgage34.5%32%
Shared0.2%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)6.9%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.9%6.6%
Private Rented12.4%12.7%
Other1.3%1.5%
Rent Free1.5%1.6%

Pontygwaith Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRhondda, Cynon, TaffWales
Age 0 to 46.2%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.3%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.6%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.5%18.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.4%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.6%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.4%
Mean Age39.840.6
Median Age4041



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

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