Economy and Industry
In 1991 Neath & Port Talbot was a distinct Travel to Work Area (albeit with different boundaries to the current county borough), but the 2001-based revision has merged the locality into a wider Swansea Bay Travel to Work Area.
In June 2008, the economic activity and employment rates in Neath Port Talbot were below the Welsh average. However, earnings for full-time workers were higher than either the Welsh or British average.
Manufacturing accounts for over 22% of jobs in the county borough compared to under than 14% in Wales as a whole; just under 70% of local jobs are in services compared to a Welsh average of nearly 80%. Tata is the largest employer with approximately 3,000 staff (although in 1979 its predecessor employed 12,600); other large employers include General Electric, Hi-Lex Cable Systems Ltd, TRW Steering Systems recently closed, Envases (UK) Ltd, Crown Food UK & Ireland, Toyoda Koki Automotive, Sofidel, Cornelius Electronics, Excel Electronics Assemblies, and Tedeco.
Port Talbot is also the site for Neath Port Talbot Hospital which is situated at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way, Port Talbot. SA12 7BX, the current Head of Operations: Mr Karl Murray Switchboard is 01639862000 Facilities at the hospital include:
Medical Admissions Unit Medical Specialities; Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Care of the Elderly Medicine High Dependency/Coronary care unit Elective surgery Urology Orthopaedics Gynaecology Endoscopy Department 24 Hour Local Accident & Emergency Service Outpatient clinics Maternity service Children's assessment unit Radiology unit Rehabilitation Mental Health Unit Palliative Care Unit Children's Centre Education Centre
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