Understanding the Digital Business Landscape of:
Rhondda Cynon Taf

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

Rhondda Cynon Taf
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Digital Maturity20
Overall Rank17

An overview of the Unitary Authority:

Human population: 241,264
Business population: 7,700
Sample size: 361
Percentage SMEs in Unitary Authority (UA): 6.175%
Percentage SMEs in UA Sample: 6.210%

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

Innovation and ESG

(Compared to the National Average)

SMEs’ Innovation scores in Rhondda Cynon Taf have slightly increased since 2016, and are generally lower than the national average; likewise, ESG scores have seen a small increase 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 Rhondda Cynon Taf 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 1.69% of SME websites in Rhondda Cynon Taf, which represents 4.17% of all websites in the sample where Welsh language is detected, a considerably higher proportion than neighbouring UAs in the South East.

Understanding Digital Growth across South East Wales

(Comparing its Unitary Authorities and Regional Average)

The Digital Growth of businesses in Rhondda Cynon Taf increases gradually during the Covid-19 pandemic, and like others in the Region sees an uptick at the end of 2022, but remains below the regional average.

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