Area Information for Harlech, Wales, LL46 2WQ

This postcode in Harlech is in Wales. The postcode is within the Porthmadog West ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Dwyfor Meirionnydd. This page combines information for the address Harlech, Wales, LL46 2WQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LL46 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 May 2013. 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Gwynedd
Ward Porthmadog West
UK Parliamentary Constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd
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 Harlech, Wales, LL46 2WQ:

Cae Gwastad, Harlech, LL46 2GY
Llys Bach, Harlech, LL46 2GX
Ffordd Ty Canol, Harlech, LL46 2GS
Ty Canol, Harlech, LL46 2NZ
Ffordd Gwylan Bach, Harlech, LL46 2GZ
Glan Gors, Harlech, LL46 2NX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LL46 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Harlech, Wales, LL46 2WQ 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 35
Semi-Detached 28
Terraced 65
Flat (Purpose-Built) 18
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 20
Total 168
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This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 75
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 4
Total 145

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 68
Two People 42
Three People 13
Four People 13
Five People 7
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 145

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 92

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 Dwyfor Meirionnydd UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 149
Female 154
Total 303

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 15
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 21
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 6
20-24 16
25-29 15
30-44 39
45-59 65
60-64 26
65-74 29
75-84 29
85-89 9
90+ 13
Total 303

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LL46 2WQ does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 88
Married 98
Divorced 29
Separated 2
Widowed 37
Same Sex 0
Total 254

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.

Health
Very Good 142
Good 94
Fair 53
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 303

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 57
Apprenticeship 16
2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs 28
No GCSEs 64
Other 12
Total 254

Welsh Language Embed This

The area around LL46 2WQ has a majority of Welsh speakers - 76% of the resident population. This is significantly in excess of the 18.6% of the Welsh population that spoke Welsh at the time of the last census.

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 230
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 13
No Welsh Skills 60
Total 303

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Harlech, 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 99% 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 299
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 1
Total 303

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 59
Wales 229
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 6
Total 303

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 LL46 2WQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 206
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 91

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 202
No Religion 82
Buddhist 3
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 13
Total 303

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Porthmadog West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 4
Total 203

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 21
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 130

Harlech, Wales, LL46 2WQ is within the Porthmadog West policing neighbourhood, under the North Wales Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2018, 30 crimes were reported within half a mile of LL46 2WQ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 30 crimes committed near LL46 2WQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Porthmadog West
Force Website: http://www.north-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 LL46 2WQ. 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 LL46 2WQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Harlech, Wales, LL46 2WQ. The nearest railway station is Porthmadog, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Porthmadog 420 yards
Porthmadog Harbour Ffestiniog 0.7 miles
Minffordd 2.3 miles
Minffordd Ffestiniog 2.4 miles
Penrhyndeudraeth 3.2 miles
Talsarnau 3.5 miles
Llandecwyn 3.5 miles
Tygwyn 3.6 miles
Criccieth 4.1 miles
Harlech 5 miles
Tan-y-Bwlch Ffestiniog 5.6 miles
Llandanwg 6.6 miles
Pensarn (Gwynedd) 7 miles
Llanbedr 7.7 miles
Penychain 8.5 miles
Blaenau Ffestiniog 9.5 miles
Dyffryn Ardudwy 9.9 miles
Abererch 11 miles
Talybont 12 miles
Pwllheli 12 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 3 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harlech, Wales, LL46 2WQ. The nearest is Meddyg Care - Porthmadog, approximately 520 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Meddyg Care - Porthmadog 520 yards
Bron Meirion Surgery 2.9 miles
Dr J M Edwards & Partners Medical Practice 4.3 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Harlech, Wales, LL46 2WQ. The nearest is Ysbyty Alltwen, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ysbyty Alltwen 0.8 miles

* 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.