In this report Cardiff has been split into six neighbourhood areas.  These reflect Cardiff’s ‘Neighbourhood Partnerships,’ which bring people, local service providers and decision-makers together to develop community solutions to locally identified issues.

Well-being assessments of each neighbourhood have been undertaken showing how our different communities experience life in Cardiff, and these can be found at www.cardiffpartnership.co.uk/liveable-city-report

Cardiff West 

  • Highest perceptions of safety during daylight/after dark
  • Highest agreement that Cardiff is a clean, attractive place to live
  • A large older population with a high dependency ratio
  • Life expectancy relatively high but concentrations of low male life expectancy
  • Low feeling of safety whilst cycling
  • High use of the car to travel to work

Cardiff South West 

  • Young population
  • Largest BME population
  • Highest perceptions of safety during daylight/after dark
  • High levels of deprivation with two-fifths (41.2%) of communities in the 10% most deprived areas in Wales
  • High young dependency ratio
  • High level of concern with affording decent standard of living
  • High claimant count
  • Low perception of safety on the roads as a driver

Cardiff City and South              

  • Young population (university students)
  • Largest BME population
  • Low claimant count
  • Relatively high agreement that people have access to opportunities to achieve their potential
  • High perceptions of safety when walking in the city centre during daylight/after dark
  • Relatively deprived area – nearly two fifths (39.1%) of communities in 20% most deprived areas in Wales
  • Low satisfaction with health
  • High concentration of NO2 emissions

Cardiff North

  • Citizens are least concerned their ability to afford a decent standard of living
  • Lowest claimant count rate
  • Highest level of agreement that people have access to opportunities to achieve their potential
  • Highest level of satisfaction with health
  • An older population with a high dependency ratio
  • Low perception of safety during daylight hours
  • Low perception of safety at night time in the city centre
  • Highest use of car or van to travel to work

 Cardiff South East 

  • Large student population and lowest dependency ratio
  • Relatively high satisfaction with health
  • Lowest overall satisfaction with public services
  • Lowest perception of safety cycling and on the roads as a driver
  • Lowest satisfaction with mental health
  • Low agreement that people have access to opportunities to achieve their potential
  • Lowest travel to work by car
  • High concentration of NO2 levels

Cardiff East

  • Large BME population
  • High perception of safety when at home in the daylight
  • Young population with highest dependency ratio
  • High levels of deprivation with two-fifths (43.5%) of communities in the 10% most deprived areas in Wales
  • Most concerned with affording a decent standard of living
  • High claimant count rates (highest for 18-24 year olds)
  • Comparatively low life expectancy
  • Low overall satisfaction with public services
  • Lowest agreement that people have access to opportunities to achieve their potential
  • Lowest level of satisfaction with health
  • Lowest perceptions of safety at night time