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Community Area Profiles

Community Areas in Swansea have been identified to analyse local area differences in well-being.

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 required each Public Services Board in Wales to prepare an assessment of local well-being; an analysis of the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of its area and the identified 'community areas' within it.  Further information about the assessment (undertaken in 2017) and the Public Services Board in Swansea is available. 

For the purposes of the assessment, Swansea was split into six community areas, consisting of groups of adjacent 'Lower Super Output Areas' (LSOAs) - a statistical geography.  In part to assist the local analysis of well-being, statistical profiles of these areas have been developed, based on our ward profile format.  The data included generally represents the sum of LSOA level statistics for each area, or the nearest available geography (eg household income and house prices at Middle Super Output Area or MSOA level).  The latest versions of the profiles (February 2020) are below:

The areas range in population (mid-2018 estimates) from 29,000 (Bay West) to 58,500 (Cwm Tawe), and in area from 9.2 square kilometres (Penderi) to 157.6 (Bay West).

These community areas were initially based on Public Health Wales' Primary Care or GP Cluster Areas.  There are five areas within the Swansea local authority area which are part of an all-Wales network of cluster areas used extensively for organising and delivering primary and community care services across the health and social care sectors.  However, whilst constituent LSOAs within each area in Swansea were identified by the Local Health Board (in 2016), these cluster areas are in effect combinations of GP practices and refer to where their registered patients reside.  For the purposes of the 2017 assessment, due to its large population and land area, the 'Bay' cluster area was split into separate 'Bay East' and 'Bay West' community areas. 

If you have any queries on these profiles, or require any further statistical information about the community areas in Swansea, please contact us.