Understanding the Digital Business Landscape of:

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

Digital Maturity22
Overall Rank16

An overview of the Unitary Authority:

Human population: 93,961
Business population: 2,644
Sample size: 151
Percentage SMEs in Unitary Authority (UA): 2.120%
Percentage SMEs in UA Sample: 2.598%

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

Innovation and ESG

(Compared to the National Average)

SMEs’ Innovation scores in Torfaen have slightly increased since 2016, and are generally very close to the national average; likewise, ESG scores have increased and are currently above the national average. 

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Digital Maturity

(Compared to the National Average)

The Digital Maturity of businesses in Torfaen 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 not detected on any SME websites in Torfaen, similarly to neighbouring UA Blenau Gwent.

Understanding Digital Growth across South East Wales

(Comparing its Unitary Authorities and Regional Average)

The Digital Growth of businesses in Torfaen increases gradually during the Covid-19 pandemic, and like others in the Region sees a notable uptick at the end of 2022, but remains below the regional average, and the lowest in the Region as a whole.

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