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

Mathern Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Mathern and are from the UK Census of 2011. Mathern 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. Mathern also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Mathern are better educated than the average Wales citizen.

QualificationMonmouthshireWales
No Qualifications20.7%25.9%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 215.4%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.9%
Level 310.8%12.3%
Level 433.1%24.5%
Other3.6%4.3%

Mathern Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Mathern has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Mathern is a relatively affluent area.

TenureMonmouthshireWales
Owned39.9%35.4%
Mortgage33.7%32%
Shared0.4%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)4.2%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%6.6%
Private Rented9.5%12.7%
Other1.3%1.5%
Rent Free1.4%1.6%

Mathern 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. Mathern has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeMonmouthshireWales
AB28.55%17.93%
C128.21%29.31%
C221.51%23.06%
DE21.73%29.69%

Mathern Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMonmouthshireWales
Age 0 to 45.1%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.7%
Age 25 to 294.2%6.1%
Age 30 to 4417.5%18.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%19.9%
Age 60 to 647.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 7411%9.8%
Age 75 to 847%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.4%
Mean Age4340.6
Median Age4541

Mathern General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Mathern. The percentage of residents in Mathern rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthMonmouthshireWales
Very Good46.39%46.64%
Good33.66%31.12%
Fair14.02%14.62%
Bad4.57%5.82%
Very Bad1.36%1.81%

Mathern Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMonmouthshireWales
United Kingdom95.6%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%
Other EU Countries1.5%1.8%
Outside the EU2.5%3.3%

Mathern Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Mathern 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 Mathern than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMonmouthshireWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12%17.4%


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

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