Nearly two-thirds of residents think that Cardiff has a thriving and prosperous economy, though this must be considered alongside the results of the EU Urban Audit where only 43% of people felt that it is ‘easy to find a job’ in Cardiff. Fewer respondents living in the South East and South West of Cardiff think that the city economy is strong, reflecting similar gaps in employment and income, which vary significantly across the city. Similarly, fewer disabled people and people from minority ethnic backgrounds felt that the city economy was doing well.

Given the importance of employment and income in well-being, the specific barriers to employment that many of those people who are furthest from the labour market experience need to be addressed.