If you are thinking of moving to Tonteg 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 Tonteg to figures for Rhondda, Cynon, Taff and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Tonteg is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Tonteg Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Tonteg has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Tonteg is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
|Social Rented (Council)||6.9%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.9%||6.6%|
Tonteg Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Tonteg as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Tonteg is also older than the average, making Tonteg a older persons location.
|Age||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
|Age 0 to 4||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.6%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.6%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.3%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.5%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.6%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.4%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.6%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.1%||2.4%|
Tonteg General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Tonteg. The percentage of residents in Tonteg rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Tonteg rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Tonteg is generally worse than in the average person in Wales.
|Health||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
Tonteg Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Tonteg are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Tonteg 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||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.2%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||0.9%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||2.1%||3.3%|
Tonteg 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. Tonteg has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
Tonteg Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Tonteg and are from the UK Census of 2011. Tonteg 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.
|Qualification||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
Tonteg 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 Tonteg 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. Tonteg is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Tonteg 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 Tonteg 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 Tonteg 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 Tonteg than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Benefit||Rhondda, Cynon, Taff||Wales|
|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%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.