Population : 335,145

Caerdydd

Cardiff

Population : 335,145

Cardiff is the capital of Wales and the largest city in the nation. Awarded capital status in 1955, much of the city’s history is related to its proximity to the River Taff, which flows through its centre to the sea. Cardiff's historic industry was based around the dockyards and it became one of the busiest docks in the world, shipping nearly eleven million tonnes of coal in 1913. As the trading port for the iron and coal industries of the valleys, the city attracted migrants who established diaspora communities of people from Ireland, Somalia, the Caribbean and many other places. The city is home to more than 50,000 Welsh speakers. Originally built nearly 2,000 years ago, Cardiff Castle is one of the main tourist attractions of the city. The capital is also home to the Principality Stadium, known primarily for hosting international rugby games and other large events.

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This is a city in category 3. These cities have a higher than average proportions of single people, people living in multiple occupancy households and those living in private rented accommodation. There are lower than average proportions of people who are married. There are higher than average proportions of people with degree- level qualifications and employed in professional and managerial occupations. Fewer people are employed in manufacturing, with marginally higher proportions of people working in public sector and service jobs, such as accommodation, ICT, finance and education. There are higher proportions of people classified as economically inactive, although this may be explained by higher than average proportions of students. They have a higher proportion of the population identifying as being from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic group than in most of Wales. The proportion of people identifying as having Welsh nationality is lower than in Wales as a whole, and there are lower levels of Welsh speaking.

Our place categorisation is : Category 3

Our inter-relationship assessment is : Independent to interdependent

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This is a description of Cardiff, provided by Ian Harvey, WISERD.
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Inter-relationships

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Commute Map

Caerdydd

Cardiff

total commuters live in .

4883 work in Newport

4135 work in Penarth

1710 work in Pontypridd

59785 total commuters live elsewhere and travel to work in Cardiff.