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If you are thinking of moving to Barry Island or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Barry Island to figures for The Vale Of Glamorgan and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Barry Island is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Barry Island Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Barry Island as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Barry Island is also older than the average, making Barry Island a older persons location.

AgeThe Vale of GlamorganWales
Age 0 to 45.8%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.3%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.7%
Age 25 to 295.5%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.1%18.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.7%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.8%9.8%
Age 75 to 846%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.4%
Mean Age40.940.6
Median Age4241

Barry Island Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Barry Island and are from the UK Census of 2011. Barry Island has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Barry Island also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Barry Island are better educated than the average Wales citizen.

QualificationThe Vale of GlamorganWales
No Qualifications20.5%25.9%
Level 112.9%13.3%
Level 216.9%15.7%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.9%
Level 311.9%12.3%
Level 429.8%24.5%
Other4%4.3%

Barry Island General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Barry Island. The percentage of residents in Barry Island rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Barry Island rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Barry Island is generally better than in the average person in Wales.

HealthThe Vale of GlamorganWales
Very Good48.01%46.64%
Good32.05%31.12%
Fair13.55%14.62%
Bad4.90%5.82%
Very Bad1.49%1.81%

Barry Island Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Barry Island has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeThe Vale of GlamorganWales
AB23.47%17.93%
C133.20%29.31%
C220.97%23.06%
DE22.37%29.69%

Barry Island Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureThe Vale of GlamorganWales
Owned35.4%35.4%
Mortgage36.8%32%
Shared0.2%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)7.5%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.4%6.6%
Private Rented12.7%12.7%
Other1.9%1.5%
Rent Free1.1%1.6%

Barry Island Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Barry Island are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Barry Island has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryThe Vale of GlamorganWales
United Kingdom95.1%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%
Other EU Countries1.6%1.8%
Outside the EU2.9%3.3%

Barry Island Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Barry Island come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Barry Island than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitThe Vale of GlamorganWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14%17.4%


Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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