Area Information for Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW

This postcode in Swansea is in Wales. The postcode is within the Cockett ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Swansea West. This page combines information for the address Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SA5 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 1994. 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 Swansea
Ward Cockett
UK Parliamentary Constituency Swansea West
Country Wales


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW 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 Swansea, 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 9
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 74
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 106
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Swansea, Wales contains a higher than average level of social housing - 68% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 65
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 5
Total 105

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 82
Two People 16
Three People 3
Four People 4
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 105

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 2
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 25

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 Cockett ward however contains significantly more women than average (65%). 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 49
Female 90
Total 139

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around SA5 8HW has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 63% 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 1
5-7 2
8-9 2
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 1
25-29 4
30-44 7
45-59 17
60-64 14
65-74 18
75-84 43
85-89 20
90+ 7
Total 139

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SA5 8HW the number widowed residents is high - 35% 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 18
Married 43
Divorced 22
Separated 1
Widowed 49
Same Sex 0
Total 133

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 Cockett ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (35%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 21
Good 27
Fair 49
Bad 29
Very Bad 13
Total 139

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SA5 8HW and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 63% 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) 16
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 6
No GCSEs or Equivalent 84
Other 1
Total 133

Welsh Language Embed This

The area around SA5 8HW has a lower than average concentration of Welsh speakers - 7% of the resident population. Across Wales, 18.6% of the population spoke Welsh at the time of the last census.

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 10
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 19
No Welsh Skills 110
Total 139

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Swansea, 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 137
Black African 2
Total 139

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 16
Wales 117
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 3
Total 139

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 SA5 8HW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 89
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 48

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 105
No Religion 21
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 9
Total 139

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cockett ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 41% 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 14
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 0
Total 63

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 3
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 3
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 26

Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW is within the Swansea 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 SA5 8HW
Neighbourhood Team Address Swansea
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 SA5 8HW. 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 SA5 8HW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW. The nearest railway station is Swansea, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Swansea 1.7 miles
Gowerton 2.7 miles
Llansamlet 4.2 miles
Llangennech 5.7 miles
Skewen 5.7 miles
Bynea 5.8 miles
Pontarddulais 6.2 miles
Briton Ferry 6.7 miles
Baglan 7.2 miles
Neath 7.4 miles
Llanelli 8.3 miles
Port Talbot Parkway 9 miles
Pantyffynnon 9.7 miles
Ammanford 11 miles
Pembrey & Burry Port 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW. The nearest is Gendros Primary School, approximately 270 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW. The nearest is Morriston Comprehensive School, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW. The nearest is Dr D Bensusan & Partners, approximately 760 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dr D Bensusan & Partners 760 yards
Dr J O J Powell & Partners 760 yards
Dr D Vigneswaran 0.7 miles
Manselton Surgery 0.9 miles
Mayhill Surgery 1.1 miles
Cwmfelin Medical Centre 1.2 miles
Brynhyfryd Surgery 1.4 miles
Dr A P Rayani & Partners 1.4 miles
Uplands Surgery 1.4 miles
Dr R D Bohra 1.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Swansea, Wales, SA5 8HW. The nearest is Private Practice [Trehafod], approximately 0.8 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.