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Ward profiles

Profiles of each of Swansea's 36 electoral wards (up to May 2022) are available.

The Ward Profiles bring together a range of key statistical and other information about each electoral ward in Swansea. They draw upon a wide array of data sources, and their standardised layout enables the quick and easy comparison of areas, and the identification of patterns and variations. An equivalent profile of the City and County of Swansea - replicating the format used in the ward profiles where possible - is also provided.

The latest versions of the profiles (April 2022) incorporate a number of statistical information sources, including:

  • Ward-level annual population estimates (mid-2020), together with a broad age/sex breakdown, population density and population change (Office for National Statistics / ONS)
  • Birth and death rates (ONS, 2020)
  • Workplace employment estimates (ONS, 2020) and major employers in the ward
  • Average house sale prices by property type (ONS, 2019-20)
  • Dwelling stock by Council Tax Band (Valuation Office Agency, March 2020)
  • Average household income estimates at MSOA - Middle Super Output Area - level (ONS, 2015-16)
  • Recent work and income-related benefits statistics (DWP/ONS, August 2020).

These profiles also incorporate ward-level statistics from the 2011 Census (ONS), including summary data on population characteristics, household composition, housing type and tenure, NS-SeC (socio-economic position based on occupation) and economic activity.  Local statistics from the 2021 Census are due to be published later in 2022.

The profiles also include the most recent (2019) local rankings from the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (Welsh Government), housing statistics, location / boundary maps and contextual information about the key features and development of each ward.

Additional statistical information for the 36 wards, and the City and County of Swansea as a whole, is available elsewhere within the 'Statistics' pages, including more detailed 2011 Census data and profiles, ward level labour market statistics (on page 2 of the bulletin) and further information from the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Please note that the ward boundaries in Swansea have changed following the Local Government Elections on 5 May 2022.  The profiles currently on this page reflect the wards in Swansea up to that date.  Profiles based on the new ward boundaries will be developed as soon as possible.

Similar profiles of the three local (Parliamentary / Assembly) Constituency Areas, six Community Areas (used in Swansea's Assessment of Local Well-being) and the five Delivery Areas in Swansea (formerly Communities First clusters) are also available.

We are regularly looking at ways to develop and improve the Ward Profiles, so would welcome any feedback or suggestions

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