Area Information for Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL

Merthyr Street in Cathays is in Wales. The postcode is within the Cathays ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Cardiff Central. This page combines information for the address Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CF24 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CF24 4JL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Cardiff
Ward Cathays
UK Parliamentary Constituency Cardiff Central
Country Wales


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL:

Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4JJ
Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
Treherbert Street, Cardiff, CF24 4JN
Treorchy Street, Cardiff, CF24 4JP
Hirwain Street, Cardiff, CF24 4JG
Hirwain Street, Cardiff, CF24 4JH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CF24 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 62 property sales in Merthyr Street since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 4
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 116
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 12
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 137
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 69% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 88
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 132

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 21
Two People 30
Three People 28
Four People 25
Five People 11
Six People 8
Seven People 2
8+ People 7
Total 132

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 80
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 121

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Cardiff Central UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 215
Female 223
Total 438

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Cathays ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 8
5-7 3
8-9 4
10-14 5
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 25
20-24 283
25-29 39
30-44 30
45-59 16
60-64 9
65-74 6
75-84 5
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 438

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CF24 4JL there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 84% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 368
Married 28
Divorced 4
Separated 5
Widowed 12
Same Sex 1
Total 418

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 289
Good 116
Fair 23
Bad 7
Very Bad 3
Total 438

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 85
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 248
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 15
Total 418

Welsh Language Embed This

The area around CF24 4JL has a lower than average concentration of Welsh speakers - 11% of the resident population. Across Wales, 18.6% of the population spoke Welsh at the time of the last census.

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 48
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 13
No Welsh Skills 377
Total 438

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 381
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 8
Pakistani 6
Chinese 16
Other Asian 6
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 438

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales), 39% of the residents were born in Wales, which means that the majority were born outside of Wales.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 72.7% of the resident population of Wales were born in Wales. The other groups were 20.8% English, 0.79% Scottish, 0.27% Northern Irish, 0.39% from the Republic of Ireland, 1.8% from other European Union countries, and 3.25% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 188
Wales 169
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 9
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 13
Other 44
Total 438

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to CF24 4JL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 365
Republic of Ireland 15
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 26
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 21

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 189
No Religion 201
Buddhist 3
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 19
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 438

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cathays ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 70% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 67
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 4
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 289
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 410

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 2
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 33
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 150

Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL is within the Cathays policing neighbourhood, under the South Wales Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Merthyr Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Cathays
Force Website: https://www.south-wales.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Cathays. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for CF24 4JL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL. The nearest railway station is Cathays, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cathays 640 yards
Cardiff Queen Street 1 mile
Cardiff Central 1.2 miles
Ninian Park 1.4 miles
Heath Low Level 1.6 miles
Heath High Level 1.6 miles
Grangetown (Cardiff) 1.8 miles
Cardiff Bay 1.9 miles
Waun-Gron Park 2 miles
Ty Glas 2 miles
Birchgrove 2.2 miles
Fairwater 2.2 miles
Llandaf 2.2 miles
Danescourt 2.2 miles
Rhiwbina 2.3 miles
Whitchurch (Cardiff) 2.5 miles
Llanishen 2.7 miles
Coryton 2.8 miles
Radyr 3.2 miles
Cogan 3.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL. The nearest is Cardiff Muslim Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL. The nearest is Cathays High School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL. The nearest is Cathays Surgery, approximately 240 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Merthyr Street, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 4JL. The nearest is Consulting Rooms [80 Cathedral Road], approximately 0.7 miles away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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Broadband in CF24 4JL

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 36 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 147.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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