List of Welsh principal areas by population

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Population in Wales is concentrated in the north-east and the valleys of the south; the rural mid and west areas of Wales are sparsely populated

This is a list of principal areas of Wales grouped into sub/regions; these ordered by population. The figures are estimates for 2015 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

Region Title of Region Rank District Population Population
density/km²
Style
Ai Cosmo-Caerdydd 1 Cardiff 357,200 2,534 City and county
Ai Cosmo-Caerdydd 3 Rhondda Cynon Taf 237,400 559 County borough
Ai Cosmo-Caerdydd 5 Caerphilly 180,200 649 County borough
Ai Cosmo-Caerdydd 12 Vale of Glamorgan 127,600 385 County borough
Ai Cosmo-Caerdydd 22 Merthyr Tydfil 59,300 532 County borough
∑ Ai 961,700 748
Aii Metro Swansea-Bridgend 2 Swansea 242,400 638 City and county
Aii Metro Swansea-Bridgend 8 Bridgend 142,100 566 County borough
Aii Metro Swansea-Bridgend 9 Neath Port Talbot 141,000 319 County borough
∑ Aii 525,500 490
Aiii Metro Newport-Y7 7 Newport 147,800 775 City
Aiii Metro Newport-Y7 18 Torfaen 91,800 730 County borough
Aiii Metro Newport-Y7 17 Monmouthshire 92,500 108 County
Aiii Metro Newport-Y7 21 Blaenau Gwent 69,500 639 County borough
∑ Aiii 401,600 313
∑ A Urban South

cities & valleys

1,888,800 519
B Wrecsam-Dee(-Chester) Complement 6 Flintshire 154,100 352 County
B Wrecsam-Dee(-Chester) Complement 10 Wrexham 136,600 271 County borough
B Wrecsam-Dee(-Chester) Complement 16 Denbighshire 94,700 113 County
∑ B Rururban North-east 385,400 217
Sub-total A+B Rur/Urban North & South 2,274,200 420
C Western Approaches 13 Pembrokeshire 123,500 76 County
C Western Approaches 20 Isle of Anglesey 70,000 98 County
∑ C 193,500 83
D North Cambria-Snowdonia 14 Gwynedd 122,900 48 County
D North Cambria-Snowdonia 15 Conwy 116,200 103 County borough
∑ D 239,100 65
E Welsh Heart 4 Carmarthenshire 185,100 78 County
E Welsh Heart 11 Powys 132,600 25 County
E Welsh Heart 19 Ceredigion 74,600 41 County
∑ E 392,300 41
Sub-total C...E Rural West & Heartland 824,900 53
Total A...E Wales 2015 (est.) 3,099,100 148

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