Key facts and figures about Swansea
Statistics relating to working in Swansea including population, qualifications and earnings.
Swansea's population is 241,300 (2014), and is projected to grow to 270,000 by 2036.
It currently has a working age population (age 16-64) of 153,500.
Half a million people live within a 30 minute drive to Swansea and 1.5 million within an hour drive-time.
Swansea has a daily net inflow of 12,400 commuters.
Swansea offers competitive wage rates - over 14% below the UK average.
Average annual full-time earnings for Swansea are £23,630 compared to the UK average of £27,645.
Swansea is home to over 24,000 students studying at Swansea University or University of Wales Trinity St David.
35% of residents are qualified to degree level or higher and 59% to A level (NVQ 3).
There are 107,000 people in employment in Swansea. Swansea's status as the regional retail, leisure, educational and administrative centre for South West Wales is reflected in the high proportion of employment in the service sectors (89%).
There are nearly 8,000 businesses in Swansea and a total of 26,875 businesses in the wider Swansea Bay area.