What Can You Say About the Identities of People of Blaenau Gwent Based on the Evidence in Tables 1,2,3,4 and 5.

Part 1

What can you say about the identities of people of Blaenau Gwent based on the evidence in Tables 1,2,3,4 and 5.

Blaenau Gwent rural county in the south of Wales, 2.5% people in Wales lived in Blaenau Gwent in 1991.   It’s population has decreased from 1991-2001 by 3.3% however, the population in Wales has increased.   (Table 1, Assignment Booklet DD101 2010, p.22) This shows that people are moving away from the area looking for better jobs or even a better education.

In Blaenau Gwent three in ten people aged 16-75 work in manufacturing whereas in the whole of Wales only two in ten people are similarly employed.   This shows that there is a greater demand for unqualified people to work in factories in Blaenau Gwent. (Table 3, Assignment Booklet DD101 2010, p.23)   This reflected by the fact that almost half of the population has no formal qualification. (Table 5, Assignment Booklet DD101 2010, p.24) The next highest source of employment in Blaenau Gwent is the wholesale and retail at 14.98% compared to 32.63% for factory work which is more than double. It is an important sector for Blaenau Gwent because of its relationship with the manufacturing industry.

The employment rate for full time and time work in Wales is 47.49% compared to 45.94% in Blaenau Gwent this shows that the level of employment   in Blaenau Gwent is comparable to the whole of Wales. Arguably if people wish to create their own business they would have   better prospects by moving out of Blaenau Gwent where only 3.73% of people have their own business, this is 3.96% lower than   in the whole of Wales. The permanently sick or disabled is 4.57% higher in Blaenau Gwent than Wales, this is partly due to the fact that the majority of the population have   manual job because of their low education, thereby being subject to medical risk and accident compared to people working in an office.   (Table 2, Assignment Booklet DD101 2010, p.23)

Blaenau Gwent is a town with a good social structure...