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2001 Census Socio – Economic Profile

Pontarddulais Electoral Division

  • POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS COUNTRY OF BIRTH (all people)
    • Wales 87.63%
    • Total Population 5,293 England 9.90%
    • Males 2,499 Scotland 0.49%
    • Females 2,794 Northern Ireland 0.19%
    • Republic of Ireland 0.26%
    • People living in households 5,240 Other EU Countries 0.53%
    • Living in communal establishments 53 Elsewhere 1.00%
    • Students away from home 44
  • ETHNIC GROUP (all people)
    • Land area (sq. km) 15.61 White 99.17%
    • Population density (people per sq. km) 339 Mixed 0.39%
    • Asian or Asian British 0.15%
  • AGE STRUCTURE (all people) Black or Black British 0.12%
    • Number % Chinese or other ethnic group 0.19%
    • 0-4 307 5.80%
    • 5-9 329 6.21% People identifying themselves as Welsh 20.33%
    • 10-14 369 6.97%
    • 15-19 321 6.06%
  • RELIGION (all people)
    • 20-24 245 4.63% Christian 4,031
    • 25-29 261 4.93% Buddhist 4
    • 30-44 1,152 21.76% Hindu 0
    • 45-59 985 18.61% Jewish 4
    • 60-64 272 5.14% Muslim 27
    • 65-74 509 9.62% Sikh 0
    • 75-84 395 7.46% Other religions 8
    • 85-89 104 1.96% No religion 864
    • 90+ 44 0.83% Religion not stated 354
    • Average Age 40.80
  • HEALTH AND PROVISION OF UNPAID CARE
    • Median Age 40.00 Limiting Long Term Illness (LLTI) (all people)
    • People with LLTI 1,402
  • MARITAL STATUS People of work ing age with LLTI 63
    • (people aged 16 and over) General Health:
    • Single 1,044 People whose health was good 3,307
    • Married 1,975 People whose health was fairly good 1,248
    • Re-married 312 People whose health was not good 738
    • Separated 74 People who provide unpaid care: 699
    • Divorced 352 1-19 hours per week 396
    • Widowed 463 20-49 hours per week 76
    • 50 or more hours per week 227
  • KNOWLEDGE OF WELSH
    • (people aged 3 and over)
  • QUALIFICATIONS(people aged 16-74)
    • Understands spoken Welsh only 11.44% No qualifications 31.44%
    • Speaks Welsh 6.25% Level 1 17.13%
    • Speaks and reads Welsh 4.00% Level 2 21.27%
    • Speaks, reads and writes Welsh 27.94% Level 3 5.79%
    • Other combination of skills 2.42% Level 4/5 16.37%
    • No knowledge of Welsh 47.94% Other qualifications/level unknown 8.00%
    • Percentages may not add up to 100% Source: 2001 Census.Crown Copyright 2003.
  • ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS
  • ECONOMIC STATUS (people aged 16-74)
  • HOUSEHOLDS & HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION 12
    • Economically Active 2,207 Total Households 2,223
    • Employees: Full-time 1,371 Average household size 2.36
    • Employees: Part-time 451 Average number of rooms per household 5.70
    • Self-employed 203 Households with over 1 person per room 77
    • Unemployed 113
    • Full-time student 69 One person households: Pensioner 369
    • One person households: Other 288
    • Economically Inactive 1,470 One family households: All pensioner 230
    • Retired 594 One family households: Married couple 844
    • Student 128 One family households: Cohabiting couple 143
    • Looking after home/family 240 One family households: Lone parent 239
    • Permanently sick/disabled 383 Other households 110
    • Other 125
  • HOUSEHOLD TENURE & AMENITIES 13
  • INDUSTRY (people aged 16-74 in employment)
    • Agriculture, forestry & fishing 1.34% Owner Occupied/with mortgage 71.07%
    • Energy, water & mining 0.82% Rented From Council (local authority) 13.59%
    • Manufacturing 18.23% Rented From Housing Association/RSL 5.44%
    • Construction 5.23% Rented From private landlord/agency 6.21%
    • Distribution, retail, hotels & catering 23.69% Other tenure 3.69%
    • Transport, storage & communication 4.27%
    • Financial and business activities 10.94% Households without central heating 98
    • Public administration, education & health 32.76% Households with no car or van 549
    • Other services 2.73% With 1 car/van 1,079
    • With 2 or more cars/vans 595
  • OCCUPATION (people aged 16-74 in employment) All cars/vans in the area 2,427
    • Managers & senior officials 10.07%
    • Professional occupations 9.50%
  • ACCOMMODATION TYPE AND OCCUPANCY 14
    • Associate professional & technical 13.00%
    • Administrative & secretarial occupations 15.25% Whole house or bungalow:
    • Skilled trades occupations 12.04% Detached 26.14%
    • Personal service occupations 7.10% Semi-detached 44.22%
    • Sales & customer service occupations 7.96% Terraced (including end-terrace) 19.07%
    • Process, plant & machine operatives 10.31% Flat, maisonette or appartment 10.53%
    • Elementary occupations 14.77% Caravan, other mobile/temporary 0.13%
  • MEANS OF TRAVEL TO WORK 10 Accommodation with no residents:
    • Work mainly at or from home 7.92% Vacant 95
    • Public Transport (Train/Bus) 5.23% Second home/Holiday accommodation 0
    • Private Transport (Car/Van/Motorcycle) 66.41%
    • Passenger in car/van/taxi 10.55% Source: 2001 Census.Crown Copyright 2003.
    • Bicycle/On foot/Other 9.88%
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  • HOURS WORKED 11 Males Females Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO)
    • Part-time: 1-15 hours 38 119 Source: "Key Statistics for Wards and Output Areas"
    • Part-time: 16-30 hours 64 317 Office for National Statistics
    • Full-time: 31-37 hours 194 260
    • Full-time: 38-48 hours 606 263 Further information and guidance is available from
    • Full-time: 49 or more hours 184 40 the Research and Information Team on text. 5710/5713 or (01792) 635710/635713
    • Percentages may not add up to 100%

2001 Census Profile: Glossary

  1. Total Population: usual resident population. Area measurements are based on the 2001 version of the OSBoundary-Line data set, and do not include inland water.
  2. Age Structure: of resident population. ‘Age’ is age as at last birthday. ‘Average age’ (or ’mean age’) is calculated by dividing the sum of each person’s age in whole years by the number of people. ‘Median age’, calculated using the underlying single year counts, is the middle value when all ages are arranged in order from youngest to oldest. 
  3. Marital Status: ‘Separated’ category: Separated (but still legally married).
  4. Religion: Current religion. Please note that missing answers for the Religion variable were not imputed.
  5. Health and Provision of Unpaid Care:
    a.) Limiting long-term illness covers any long-term illness; health problem or disability which limits daily activitiesor work.
    b.) Working age population (in respect of LLTI data) is 16-64 inclusive for men and 16-59 inclusive for women.
    c.) General health is a self-assessment of a person’s health over the 12 months prior to Census day.
    d.) Provision of unpaid care: looking after; giving help or support to family members; friends; neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill-health or disability or problems relating to old age.
  6. Qualifications: The highest recorded level of qualification of people aged 16-74: -
    Level 1: 1+'O' level passes, 1+CSE/GCSE any grades; NVQ level 1; Foundation GNVQ.
    Level 2: 5+ 'O' level passes; 5+ CSEs (grade 1's); 5+GCSEs (grades A-C); School Certificate; 1+ 'A' 
    levels/AS levels; NVQ level 2; Intermediate GNVQ.
    Level 3: 2+ 'A' levels; 4+ AS levels; Higher School Certificate; NVQ level 3; Advanced GNVQ.
    Level 4/5: First degree; Higher degree; NVQ levels 4 and 5; HNC; HND; Qualified Teacher Status; QualifiedMedical Doctor; Qualified Dentist; Qualified Nurse; Midwife; Health Visitor.
  7. Economic Status: Full-time is defined as working 31 or more hours a week; part-time 30 hours or less a week.
  8. Industry: Coded to the UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 1992 - UK (SIC) 92 (modified version). 
  9. Occupation Groups: Coded to the 2000 edition of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).
  10. Means of Travel to Work: The means of travel used for the longest part, by distance, of the usual journey towork of all people aged 16-74 in employment. For the purposes of the data, public transport is defined asunderground, metro, light rail or tram, train, bus, minibus or coach.
  11. Hours worked: The average number of hours worked a week for the last four weeks before the Census. Fulltime is defined as working 31 or more hours a week; part-time 30 hours or less a week.
  12. Households and Household Composition: The persons per room data (occupancy rating) provides ameasure of under-occupancy and overcrowding. For example a value of -1 (i.e. over 1 person per room) impliesthat there is one room too few and that there is overcrowding in the household. The occupancy rating assumesthat every household, including one person households, requires a minimum of two common rooms (excludingbathrooms).
  13. Household Tenure and Amenities: The ‘Owner occupied’ household tenure data includes; owned outright;owns with a mortgage or loan; and shared ownership (pays part rent and mortgage). The ‘Housing Association /RSL (Registered Social Landlord)’ category includes Housing Co-operatives and Charitable Trusts. The ‘Othertenure’ category includes an employer of a household member or relative or friend living rent free. Car/van dataincludes any company car or van if available for private use.
  14. Accommodation Type and Occupancy: Household spaces of accommodation type or reason for having noresidents.

NB: Figures are subject to Random adjustment applied by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to prevent the inadvertent disclosure of information about identifiable individuals. Small counts in all tables issued for England andWales are adjusted. In addition there was swapping of records in the output database, and broad limitations are placed on details in tables produced for small populations.