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

Oakfield 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.

GradeTorfaenWales
AB14.65%17.93%
C127.60%29.31%
C224.37%23.06%
DE33.38%29.69%

Oakfield General Health Statistics

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

HealthTorfaenWales
Very Good43.26%46.64%
Good32.52%31.12%
Fair15.54%14.62%
Bad6.55%5.82%
Very Bad2.13%1.81%

Oakfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTorfaenWales
Owned31.6%35.4%
Mortgage34.6%32%
Shared0.5%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)10%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.7%6.6%
Private Rented7.5%12.7%
Other1.1%1.5%
Rent Free1%1.6%

Oakfield Age Distribution Statistics

AgeTorfaenWales
Age 0 to 45.9%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.3%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.1%
Age 30 to 4418.3%18.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.5%9.8%
Age 75 to 846.1%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.4%
Mean Age40.440.6
Median Age4141

Oakfield Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTorfaenWales
United Kingdom97.3%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries0.7%1.8%
Outside the EU1.6%3.3%

Oakfield Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitTorfaenWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.5%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20%17.4%

Oakfield Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Oakfield and are from the UK Census of 2011. Oakfield 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.

QualificationTorfaenWales
No Qualifications28.9%25.9%
Level 115%13.3%
Level 216.3%15.7%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.9%
Level 311.2%12.3%
Level 420.3%24.5%
Other4%4.3%



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

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