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If you are thinking of moving to Lower Machen 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 Lower Machen to figures for Caerphilly and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Lower Machen is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Lower Machen Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lower Machen 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 unemployment in Lower Machen is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitCaerphillyWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.9%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)21%17.4%

Lower Machen General Health Statistics

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

HealthCaerphillyWales
Very Good44.40%46.64%
Good30.35%31.12%
Fair15.93%14.62%
Bad7.18%5.82%
Very Bad2.14%1.81%

Lower Machen Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lower Machen as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Lower Machen is also older than the average, making Lower Machen a older persons location.

AgeCaerphillyWales
Age 0 to 46.3%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.3%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.1%
Age 30 to 4419.9%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.3%6.1%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.4%
Mean Age39.540.6
Median Age4041

Lower Machen Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lower Machen are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lower Machen 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.

CountryCaerphillyWales
United Kingdom97.6%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.9%1.8%
Outside the EU1.2%3.3%

Lower Machen 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. Lower Machen has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeCaerphillyWales
AB14.26%17.93%
C127.89%29.31%
C223.89%23.06%
DE33.96%29.69%

Lower Machen Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lower Machen and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lower Machen has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationCaerphillyWales
No Qualifications31.4%25.9%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.9%
Level 311.2%12.3%
Level 418.7%24.5%
Other3.7%4.3%

Lower Machen Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCaerphillyWales
Owned32.5%35.4%
Mortgage36.8%32%
Shared0.3%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)14%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%6.6%
Private Rented9.6%12.7%
Other1.1%1.5%
Rent Free0.9%1.6%


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

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