If you are thinking of moving to Porthkerry 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 Porthkerry to figures for The Vale Of Glamorgan and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Porthkerry is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Porthkerry Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Porthkerry and are from the UK Census of 2011. Porthkerry has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Porthkerry also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Porthkerry are better educated than the average Wales citizen.
|Qualification||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
Porthkerry General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Porthkerry. The percentage of residents in Porthkerry rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Porthkerry rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Porthkerry is generally better than in the average person in Wales.
|Health||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
Porthkerry Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Porthkerry are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Porthkerry 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.
|Country||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||1.6%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||2.9%||3.3%|
Porthkerry 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. Porthkerry has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
Porthkerry Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Porthkerry as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Porthkerry is also older than the average, making Porthkerry a older persons location.
|Age||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
|Age 0 to 4||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.4%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.1%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.8%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.5%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.1%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.7%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.8%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||6%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.5%||2.4%|
Porthkerry Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Tenure||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
|Social Rented (Council)||7.5%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4.4%||6.6%|
Porthkerry 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 Porthkerry 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. Porthkerry is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Porthkerry 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 Porthkerry 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 10% lower in Porthkerry than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||The Vale of Glamorgan||Wales|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.9%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.6%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||14%||17.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.