South East Wales

South East Wales

On Public Health Network Cymru, the South East Wales area represents the Cwm Taf, Aneurin Bevan and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board regions. South East Wales comprises the Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan, Torfaen and Merthyr Tydful unitary authority areas.

The population of South East Wales is currently 1,358,300. The area contains both the highest and lowest job density areas by local authority in Wales with the highest jobs density for an urban local authority (Newport, 0.92), and the lowest in a Valleys area (Blaenau Gwent, 0.49). (Regional Trends 43 by Tim Pateman, Rural and urban areas: comparing lives using rural/urban classifications, ONS, 2011).

‘The population of South East Wales is approximately 1.35 million.
Public Health Wales Observatory

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