Understanding the Digital Business Landscape of:
Neath Port Talbot /

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

Neath Port Talbot / Castell-nedd Port Talbot
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Neath Port Talbot
Digital Maturity7
Overall Rank15

An overview of the Unitary Authority:

Human population: 143,315
Business population: 3,788
Sample size: 179
Percentage SMEs in Unitary Authority (UA): 3.038%
Percentage SMEs in UA Sample: 3.079%

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

Innovation and ESG

(Compared to the National Average)

SMEs’ Innovation scores in Neath Port Talbot have increased since 2016, and are generally lower than the national average; likewise, ESG scores have increased slightly and are currently a little above the national average. 

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Digital Maturity

(Compared to the National Average)

The Digital Maturity of businesses in Neath Port Talbot increases sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic, and is slightly above the national average at the beginning of 2023. 

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Welsh Language

(Compared to other Unitary Authorities)

Welsh language is detected on 0.58% of SME websites in Neath Port Talbot, which represents 0.69% of all websites in the sample where Welsh language is detected, which is the lowest in the South West but similar to neighbouring UA Bridgend.

Understanding Digital Growth Across South West Wales

(Comparing its Unitary Authorities and Regional Average)

The Digital Growth of businesses in Neath Port Talbot remains almost constant during the Covid-19 pandemic, but like others in the Region sees an uptick at the end of 2022, but remains below the regional average.

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