Cardiff has a population of 357,200 people.
Between 2005 and 2015, Cardiff’s population grew by 11%. This is a bigger percentage increase in population than any of the ‘Core Cities’ apart from Manchester and Nottingham.
This growth trend is set to continue with a projected growth of just over 20% between 2015 and 2035 (an additional 72,000 people), making Cardiff the fastest growing core city in percentage terms.
Cardiff is not only the largest local authority in Wales, it has also experienced the largest population growth in Wales over the last decade and is projected to grow far faster than any other Welsh local authority.