Regional populations of Wales in 2018

This statistic shows the estimated population of Wales in 2018, by local (unitary) authority. The population of Wales is quite heavily concentrated on the south coast of the country, especially in the large cities of Cardiff and Swansea where approximately 364 thousand and 246 thousand people live.

Mid year population estimate of Wales in 2018, by unitary authority

Population (in 1,000s)
Cardiff 364.25
Swansea 246.47
Rhondda Cynon Taf 240.13
Flintshire 155.59
Newport 153.3
Neath Port Talbot 142.91
Wrexham 136.13
Powys 132.45
Vale of Glamorgan 132.17
Pembrokeshire 125.06
Gwynedd 124.18
Conwy 117.18
Denbighshire 95.33
Monmouthshire 94.14
Torfaen 93.05
Ceredigion 72.99
Isle of Anglesey69.96
Blaenau Gwent69.71
Merthyr Tydfil60.18
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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom (Wales)

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