Cardiff is at the heart of the Cardiff Capital Region[1]  of 1.5 million people and makes up nearly a quarter (24%) of the city-region population.

The capital city is the economic engine of the city-region, with nearly two out of three net jobs created in South East Wales over the last ten years created in Cardiff.   Each day over 80,000 people – or over a third of the city’s 200,000-strong workforce – commute into Cardiff from elsewhere in the Cardiff Capital region.

This shows that the economy of Cardiff has an impact that is much wider than the administrative boundaries of the local authority, and in turn, relies on the people, skills and infrastructure of the wider region each and every day. Strong city-regional governance and strategies with services and infrastructure such as transport, housing and economic development planned and delivered to reflect these wider economic geographies, has been shown to help support stronger and more productive economies.

Commuters Into Cardiff

[1] The Capital Cardiff Region is comprised of 10 local authorities, including: Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Newport).