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Merthyr Tydfil Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Merthyr Tydfil in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

58,900

Population

21.3%

Unqualified

3.8%

Unemployment

£27,399

Salary

£157,515

Property

Quick answer: Merthyr Tydfil is a local authority in Wales. The population of Merthyr Tydfil is 58,900. The population per square mile of Merthyr Tydfil is 1,370. The average salary in Merthyr Tydfil is £27,399 per year. The average property price in Merthyr Tydfil is £157,515.


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Merthyr Tydfil Demographics


The population of Merthyr Tydfil is 58,900. The population per square mile of Merthyr Tydfil is 1,370. The population has decreased by 1,500 in the past year. The population has decreased by 1,600 since 1981.


There are more females in Merthyr Tydfil. They account for 51.1% of the population.


Merthyr Tydfil Employment


72.9% of the people in Merthyr Tydfil are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Merthyr Tydfil is 3.8%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Merthyr Tydfil Student Population


The student population of Merthyr Tydfil is 2,000. Students account for 18.7% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


71.1% of the people in Merthyr Tydfil have an NVQ1 qualification. 57.4% have an NVQ2 qualification. 44.3% have an NVQ3 qualification. 28.7% have an NVQ4 qualification.


21.3% of the people in Merthyr Tydfil have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Merthyr Tydfil Economy


There are 1,295 businesses in Merthyr Tydfil. 88.3% are micro businesses. 9.8% are small businesses. 1.5% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Merthyr Tydfil are human health and social work activities businesses.


Merthyr Tydfil Salary


The average salary in Merthyr Tydfil is £27,399 per year. Males earn 0.8% more.


Salaries in Merthyr Tydfil are 17.93% less than the national average of £33,384.


Merthyr Tydfil Property


The average property price in Merthyr Tydfil is £157,515. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Merthyr Tydfil: £268,294 for detached houses. £167,520 for semi-detached houses. £125,830 for terrace houses. £68,415 for flats.