SA12 (Port Talbot) area guide

Port Talbot
The SA12 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Aberavon, Baglan, Baglan Industrial Park, Bryn and Cwmavon, Cwmavon, Pelenna, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot, Sandfields, Sandfields East, Sandfields West, Tonmawr.


A Mouseprice property guide for SA12 Port Talbot is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about SA12 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Swansea propertyThe size of the property market in SA12 is 14229 homes.

Swansea propertyThe postcode district SA12 has been experiencing annual growth of 10.2% over the last 5 years excluding the effect of inflation. This growth rate tends to indicatean area which has invested in improving housing stock, transport links or other local infrastructure. It may also suggest proximity to an area of economic growth such as one of the financial clusters (London, Leeds, Bristol etc.) or strong local presence in growth industries (for example investment in university facilities, attractiveness of an area to IT companies or other knowledge- based organisations).

Swansea propertyAverage property prices in this postcode district over the last three months have been approximately £100077.

Swansea propertyPrice earnings ratio is an indicator of the affordability of property for someone on the average salary in the area. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 6.5.

Swansea propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 7.5%.

Housing stock:

Port Talbot propertyOver half of the properties in the area are Semi- Detached Houses, at 50.5% of the total housing stock.

Port Talbot propertyFor those buyers keen to purchase Flats, this would not be an ideal area, because only 10.9% are this type.

Port Talbot propertyThis is an area with a high proportion of property suitable for families with children. alt="Port Talbot property">Socially rented accommodation represents a significant percentage of the total rented accommodation in the area at 23.1%.

Port Talbot propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Port Talbot propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is £77766, significantly less then the national average of £187894.

Who lives here:

Port Talbot propertyPort Talbot propertyThe average age in this area is 41.
Port Talbot propertyThis area has a high percentage of married people at 25.8%.
Port Talbot propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 42 and for women are 30.
Port Talbot propertyThis area has 7 people per square kilometre.
Port Talbot propertyThe largest source of work in this area is Health & Social Work (25.8% of workers), followed by Wholesale & Retail (15.6%).