Educational outcomes across the city varies significantly. For example, more than half (56.5%) of the areas in Cardiff East are ranked in the 10% most deprived in Wales, while this is only true for 3.4% of the areas in Cardiff North.

Although GCSE results have been improving, there still remains a marked variability in performance between schools.

At the end of August 2015, the proportion of young people aged 16-18 who were not engaged in training ranged from 2.6% in Cardiff North to 5.9% in Cardiff South West.