Princetown, Caerphilly

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

Princetown Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCaerphillyWales
Owned32.5%35.4%
Mortgage36.8%32%
Shared0.3%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)14%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%6.6%
Private Rented9.6%12.7%
Other1.1%1.5%
Rent Free0.9%1.6%

Princetown General Health Statistics

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

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HealthCaerphillyWales
Very Good44.40%46.64%
Good30.35%31.12%
Fair15.93%14.62%
Bad7.18%5.82%
Very Bad2.14%1.81%

Princetown Education Statistics

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

QualificationCaerphillyWales
No Qualifications31.4%25.9%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.9%
Level 311.2%12.3%
Level 418.7%24.5%
Other3.7%4.3%

Princetown Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCaerphillyWales
United Kingdom97.6%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.8%
Outside the EU1.2%3.3%

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

GradeCaerphillyWales
AB14.26%17.93%
C127.89%29.31%
C223.89%23.06%
DE33.96%29.69%

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

BenefitCaerphillyWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.9%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)21%17.4%

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

Princetown Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCaerphillyWales
Age 0 to 46.3%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.3%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.9%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.3%6.1%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.4%
Mean Age39.540.6
Median Age4041

What is the population of Princetown and Caerphilly?

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

WardPopulation
Aber Valley6811
Aberbargoed4037
Abercarn5620
Argoed2805
Bargoed6168
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen10784
Blackwood8396
Cefn Fforest3893
Crosskeys3395
Crumlin6064
Darren Valley2551
Gilfach2077
Hengoed5814
Llanbradach4316
Maesycwmmer2336
Morgan Jones7425
Moriah4519
Nelson4635
New Tredegar4840
Newbridge6712
Pengam3782
Penmaen5543
Penyrheol12613
Pontllanfraith8654
Pontlottyn1923
Risca East6288
Risca West5271
St. Cattwg7657
St. James5930
St. Martins8663
Twyn Carno2395
Ynysddu4121
Ystrad Mynach5693
Caerphilly Total181731



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


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