Understanding the Digital Business Landscape of: Merthyr Tydfil /
Merthyr Tudful

Fig 1: Merthyr Tydfil’s rankings based on the average performance of its SMEs against three key metrics: Digital Maturity, Innovation and ESG posture

Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
Digital Maturity 19
Innovation 7
ESG 22
Overall Rank 19

An overview of the Unitary Authority:

Human population: 60,326
Business population: 1,602
Sample size: 76
Percentage SMEs in Unitary Authority (UA): 1.285%
Percentage SMEs in UA Sample: 1.307%

See, “how we built our sample” for more detail

Innovation and ESG

(Compared to the National Average)

SMEs’ Innovation scores in Merthyr Tydfil have slightly increased since 2016, and are generally higher than the national average; likewise, ESG scores have increased and are currently on a par with the national average. 

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Digital Maturity

(Compared to the National Average)

The Digital Maturity of businesses in Merthyr Tydfil increases sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic, but remains below the national average at the beginning of 2023. 

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Welsh Language

(Compared to other Unitary Authorities)

Welsh language is detected on 1.37% of SME websites in like others in the Region, which represents 0.69% of all websites in the sample where Welsh language is detected, the same percentage as neighbouring UAs Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.

Understanding Digital Growth Across South East Wales

(Comparing its Unitary Authorities and Regional Average)

The Digital Growth of businesses in Merthyr Tydfil increases sharply towards the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, and sees a notably larger uptick than others in the Region at the end of 2022, putting it well above the regional average.

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