|City and County of Swansea Council|
|Ceremonial county||West Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament constituency||Gower|
|Population (2011 census)||4,160|
|Land area (2001)||2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)|
The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Oystermouth, the Mumbles, Thistleboon, Limeslade, in the parliamentary constituency of Gower. The ward is bounded by Newton to the west, West Cross to the north and Swansea Bay to the south and east. As of 2010[update] it had a population of around 4,100.
The ward consists of suburban housing stretching from the northwest to the southeast. It is surrounded by the sea to the east and south. Two hills at Rams Tor and Mumbles Hill have little development. Mumbles Hill is now a protected nature reserve managed by the local council. The boundaries of Mumbles community and the Oystermouth ward are clearly defined. However, in the public mind, the separation between villages of Oystermouth and Mumbles is not clear. Local buses to the area are signed as Oystermouth, although most people from the area would say they are living in Mumbles.
Local beaches include the southern tip of Swansea Bay, Bracelet Bay and Limeslade Bay. From the Mumbles Head area, there are views towards Swansea, Port Talbot, and the hills of the South Wales Coalfield.
Oystermouth is the site of Oystermouth Cemetery.
Oystermouth was served by the Swansea and Mumbles Railway, one of the very earliest passenger rail services, along a shoreline railway used in the 19th century to transport limestone and coal. The long-disused (since the 1960s) route remains as a cycle/footpath.
Oystermouth parish is part of the Church in Wales. It has two churches: All Saints Church in Oystermouth and Norton Mission Church. Rowan Williams took the title Baron Williams of Oystermouth upon his retirement as Archbishop of Canterbury in December 2012.
2012 local council elections
For the 2012 local council elections, electorate turnout was 37.23%. The election results were:
|Anthony Colburn||Conservative||500||Conservative hold|
Tony Colburn was re-elected in May 2012 with a vote of 500, on a 37.2% turnout.