Population : 8,427

Llanilltud Fawr

Llantwit Major

Population : 8,427

Place Description

An ancient town steeped in Welsh history, Llantwit Major and was once a place of learning for Welsh saints. The first Christian settlements were established by missionaries who travelled through the Celtic fringes of Wales, Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany. The most important of these settlements was at Llantwit Major, where St Illtud founded a church and religious school in around 5ooAD: Britain’s oldest centre of learning! Llantwit became a sacred and special place. The imposing church of St Illtud now stands on the site and, thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the ruined Galilee Chapel has been restored and houses an exhibition of Celtic crosses and carved stones. Llantwit Major sits at the centre of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. A coastal path runs along the cliff tops, joining the narrow valleys that lead down to the sea.

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Category Description

This is a small town or neighbourhood in category 1. These towns or neighbourhoods tend to have higher proportions of married households and fewer single occupancy households than Wales as a whole. They tend to have slightly higher proportions of home ownership and lower levels of social rented homes. There tends to be more people in work and in full-time employment than the Welsh average and people tend to be more qualified with a larger proportion of people with degrees and fewer people with no qualifications. More people are in professional and managerial positions than in other places in Wales and multiple car ownership is higher. Proportionally, slightly more people in these places were born in Wales and more people identify as having Welsh nationality. The proportion of Welsh speaking residents also tends to be slightly higher.

Our place categorisation is : Category 1

Our inter-relationship assessment is :

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Community Assets

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Population Flow Maps

Flow maps show the movement, or flow, of people between two places. Our flow maps contain information on commuters, migration and trips. Use the toggle to switch between maps.

The maps show significant flows of people between the place being viewed and other places. Particularly significant flows (at least 2% of the total population of the place being viewed, or at least 2000 people) are coloured, while smaller ones are shown in grey. Warm colours (for example, orange) indicate that more people are moving into a place, whereas cold colours (for example, blue) indicate that more people are moving out of a place.

The size of each flow is proportional to the thickness of the lines. Inflows and outflows are not distinguished and are added together to calculate the total flow size. Counts of the inflows and outflows, for each flow line, can be seen by clicking on the corresponding flow line.

The lines display the total numbers of commuters travelling between the selected place and other places with a population above 2000 people, within Wales, from the Census 2011. Commuting flows to and from places outside of Wales are not shown.

Flows with fewer than 20 commuters are not displayed to increase the clarity of the map and maintain anonymity.

The thickness of the line denotes the relative proportion of commuters.

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The lines display the total numbers of migrants travelling between the selected place and other places with a population above 2000 people, within Wales, from the Census 2011.

Flows with fewer than 10 migrants are not displayed to increase the clarity of the map and maintain anonymity.

The thickness of the line denotes the relative proportion of migrants.

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The lines display the modelled number of trips between the selected place and other places with a population above 2000 people within Wales. Trips can be filtered by the time of day and the day of the week. Trips during standard commuting times are not included (instead see Commuter Map).

Flows with fewer than 20 trips are not displayed to increase the clarity of the map and maintain anonymity.

The thickness of the line denotes the relative proportion of trips.

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Inter-relationships - how does this place compare to others similar to it?

Our inter-relationship assessment explores the assets and relationships which places have between the public, commercial, and social sectors. It gives an indication of the extent to which places are reliant or otherwise upon other places in Wales for these assets and relationships.

A dependent place will on average have a low number of public, commercial, and social economy assets in relation to its population. An independent place will on average have a high number of public, commercial, and social economy assets in relation to its population. An interdependent place will sit somewhere between independent and dependent places.

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The bold circle on the graph is your chosen place

The grey bar is the average for similar sized places in the same Category as your chosen place.

The red bar is the Welsh average.

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The interactive graph displays the inter-relationships for the places you have selected by public, commercial, and social assets, such as schools, hospitals and shops.

Places to the left of the graph are more dependent on other places for the particular asset.

Places to the right of the graph are more independent for the particular asset.

This gives you an idea of how independent or otherwise a place is compared to other places in Wales over 2000 people.

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Radial Graphs

A radial graph displays data for a series of variables relating to a particular theme in the form of a circle, with the axes of the graph representing each variable. All the variables are shown as percentages, so the further along the axis the variable falls, the higher the percentage.

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