Socio-economic statistics for Waun-Lwyd, Blaenau Gwent

Socio-economic statistics for Waun-Lwyd, Blaenau Gwent
Socio-economic statistics for Waun-Lwyd, Blaenau Gwent

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

Waun-Lwyd Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBlaenau GwentWales
Age 0 to 45.8%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.3%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.4%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 7410%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.8%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.4%
Mean Age40.540.6
Median Age4141

Waun-Lwyd Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Waun-Lwyd has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Waun-Lwyd is an economically deprived area.

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TenureBlaenau GwentWales
Social Rented (Council)11.1%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.9%6.6%
Private Rented11.4%12.7%
Rent Free1%1.6%

Waun-Lwyd 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. Waun-Lwyd is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Waun-Lwyd 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 Waun-Lwyd 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Waun-Lwyd 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 Waun-Lwyd than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBlaenau GwentWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.7%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)5.1%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)24.9%17.4%

Waun-Lwyd rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Waun-Lwyd Education Statistics

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

QualificationBlaenau GwentWales
No Qualifications36%25.9%
Level 115.8%13.3%
Level 215.5%15.7%
Level 39.8%12.3%
Level 415.2%24.5%

Waun-Lwyd Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Waun-Lwyd are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Waun-Lwyd 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.

CountryBlaenau GwentWales
United Kingdom97.8%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.1%0.4%
Other EU Countries1%1.8%
Outside the EU1%3.3%

Waun-Lwyd General Health Statistics

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

HealthBlaenau GwentWales
Very Good41.92%46.64%
Very Bad2.54%1.81%

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

GradeBlaenau GwentWales

What is the population of Waun-Lwyd and Blaenau Gwent?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Blaenau Gwent including Waun-Lwyd. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ebbw Vale North4621
Ebbw Vale South4337
Six Bells2377
Tredegar Central and West6229
Blaenau Gwent Total70020

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

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