Information about Merthyr Tydfil

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Merthyr Tydfil Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Merthyr Tydfil is 58,839 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Merthyr Tydfil is 30,086, and the female population is 28,753. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 54,916, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 2,029. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned No religion (31,322), followed by Christian (23,614), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (10,364), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (8,578). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Merthyr Tydfil area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (16,246), while 10,539 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 11,911 adults have Level 3 education, while 6,911 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Merthyr Tydfil area are

  • Professional occupations (3751)
  • Elementary occupations (3324), and
  • Caring, leisure and other service occupations (3183)


The average age of people living in Merthyr Tydfil is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (10538), Between 55 to 64 (8039), and Between 25 to 34 (7840). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Merthyr Tydfil has Routine occupations (8,390) followed by Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (8,289), and Semi-routine occupations (6,878). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Merthyr Tydfil over the years

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Postcodes in Merthyr Tydfil

The postcode district CF are associated with the Merthyr Tydfil, and there are total 3 postcode areas (listed below). The Merthyr Tydfil has a total of 1458 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Merthyr Tydfil
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Bedlinog and Trelewis


Dowlais and Pant


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