Area Information for Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL

This postcode in Merthyr Tydfil is in Wales. The postcode is within the Park ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. This page combines information for the address Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CF48 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1981. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Merthyr Tydfil
Ward Park
UK Parliamentary Constituency Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
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 Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL:

Nantygwenith Court, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1EB
Aberdare Road, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1AT
Wood Lane, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1AZ
Hillside Court, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1AW
Heol S O Davies, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1DR
Woodland Walk, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1AQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CF48 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 Tydfil, Wales consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 2
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 39
Flat (Purpose-Built) 73
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Merthyr Tydfil, Wales contains a higher than average level of social housing - 62% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 76
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 6
Total 129

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 85
Two People 33
Three People 3
Four People 6
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 64

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Park ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 99
Female 134
Total 233

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around CF48 1EL has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 48% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 10
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 2
15 2
16-17 2
18-19 1
20-24 8
25-29 16
30-44 21
45-59 35
60-64 23
65-74 36
75-84 39
85-89 22
90+ 15
Total 233

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CF48 1EL the number widowed residents is high - 28% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 54
Married 52
Divorced 43
Separated 4
Widowed 65
Same Sex 0
Total 218

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.

However, this area of the Park ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (42%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 50
Good 49
Fair 75
Bad 48
Very Bad 11
Total 233

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

CF48 1EL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 25
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 121
Other 14
Total 218

Welsh Language Embed This

The area around CF48 1EL has a lower than average concentration of Welsh speakers - 5% of the resident population. Across Wales, 18.6% of the population spoke Welsh at the time of the last census.

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 11
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 9
No Welsh Skills 213
Total 233

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 100% so.

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 232
Other 1
Total 233

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 14
Wales 202
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 17
Other 0
Total 233

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 CF48 1EL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 126
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 97

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 166
No Religion 48
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 18
Total 233

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Park ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 32% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 49
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 1
Total 142

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 1
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 62

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL is within the Park policing neighbourhood, under the South Wales Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 133 crimes were reported within half a mile of CF48 1EL.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 133 crimes committed near CF48 1EL
Neighbourhood Team Address Park
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 CF48 1EL. 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 CF48 1EL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL. The nearest railway station is Merthyr Tydfil, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Merthyr Tydfil 750 yards
Pentre-Bach 1.8 miles
Troed-y-rhiw 2.9 miles
Aberdare 3.3 miles
Cwmbach 3.3 miles
Fernhill 4.2 miles
Rhymney 4.2 miles
Mountain Ash 4.6 miles
Pontlottyn 4.6 miles
Merthyr Vale 4.7 miles
Penrhiwceiber 5.5 miles
Tir-Phil 6.3 miles
Quakers Yard 6.6 miles
Brithdir 7.2 miles
Abercynon 7.5 miles
Bargoed 7.7 miles
Ystrad Rhondda 8 miles
Treorchy 8 miles
Ton Pentre 8.1 miles
Gilfach Fargoed 8.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL. The nearest is St Mary's R.C. Primary School, approximately 750 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL. The nearest is Cyfarthfa High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL. The nearest is Pontcae Medical Practice, approximately 200 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 Tydfil, Wales, CF48 1EL. The nearest is Keir Hardie Health Park, approximately 280 yards 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.