If you are thinking of moving to West Cross 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 West Cross to figures for Swansea and nationally. These statistics can tell you if West Cross is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
West Cross 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.
West Cross Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of West Cross are from the UK Census of 2011. Since West Cross has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.4%|
|Other EU Countries||1.8%||1.8%|
|Outside the EU||5%||3.3%|
West Cross General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for West Cross. The percentage of residents in West Cross rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
West Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
West Cross has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that West Cross is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||12.7%||9.8%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.5%||6.6%|
West Cross Age Distribution Statistics
The population of West Cross as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of West Cross is also older than the average, making West Cross a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.5%||5.8%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.3%|
|Age 10 to14||5.5%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||11.9%||9.7%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.5%||6.1%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.8%||18.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19%||19.9%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.3%||6.7%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.3%||9.8%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.2%||6.1%|
|Age 85 and over||2.4%||2.4%|
West Cross Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of West Cross and are from the UK Census of 2011. West Cross 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. West Cross also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of West Cross are better educated than the average Wales citizen.
West Cross 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 West Cross 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. West Cross is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.West Cross 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 West Cross 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.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.2%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.5%||3.3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||17.5%||17.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.