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Tremorfa is located in Cardiff
Location within Cardiff
OS grid referenceST208773
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARDIFF
Postcode districtCF24
Dialling code029
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
51°29′N 3°08′W / 51.49°N 3.14°W / 51.49; -3.14Coordinates: 51°29′N 3°08′W / 51.49°N 3.14°W / 51.49; -3.14

Tremorfa (Welsh for Tre town + morfa coastal marsh) is a district and (since 2016) community of the city of Cardiff, Wales. It falls into the Splott ward of Cardiff.


Tremorfa is served by the Cardiff Bus 11 route (was 61 for a few years as the Pentrebane route was extended) operating from Pengam Green to the city centre via Tremorfa, Splott and Adamsdown. It is also served by the numbers 1 and 2 City Circle service.[1]

Adamsdown Penylan Rumney
Splott  Tremorfa  Trowbridge


The rate of unemployment in Tremorfa is both higher than the average for Cardiff and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area may be hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Tremorfa than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.[2]

Social grade and occupation statistics[edit]

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Tremorfa has 20% more higher and intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.[2]


Education statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Tremorfa and are from the UK Census of 2011. Tremorfa has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Tremorfa also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average.[2]


Tremorfa is served by several schools. The only high school is Willows High School which is situated on Willows avenue. The school was once described as "unsatisfactory" and in need of "significant improvement" by the education watchdog Estyn.[3] The school has now substantially improved and is no longer requiring significant improvement.[4] Willows High was featured in the Channel 4 documentary Educating Cardiff in 2015. One of the primary schools across the road from STAR HYB is Baden Powell Primary with Mrs Gibbon as the head teacher.


Location of the Tremorfa community (post-2016) within Cardiff

In 2016 Tremorfa became one of four new communities in Cardiff,[5] having previously been part of the Splott community.[6] There is no community council for the area. The nearby area of Pengam Green, which is connected through Tremorfa Park, is classed as being part of the Tremorfa community.


In December 2015, Christmas 'Pugfest' was held at Action Petz play centre in Tremorfa, with more than 1,500 visitors and around 400 pugs. It was one of the fun events for pugs set up nationally by Rob Clowes in memory of his dog, Poppy.[7] In 2017 Prince Harry and his now wife Megan Markle visited the star hyb, across the road from Baden Powell Primary School. Around 2000 people turned up just to see them pull up in the Range Rover Sport with an escort of Motorbikes and Police cars and secret service vehicles.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cardiff Bus, Retrieved on 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c I Live Here: Tremorfa, Cardiff. Accessed 13 Dec 2015.
  3. ^ "Report: Willows High School Inspection: December 2012" Retrieved on 15 January 2017
  4. ^ "Monitoring Report: Willows High School Inspection: January 2014" Retrieved on 15 January 2017
  5. ^ Ruth Mosalski (23 March 2015) "No longer will housebuyers be able to mock estate agents... Pontcanna is set to be one of four city 'areas' given official status", Wales Online. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  6. ^ The City and County of Cardiff (Communities) Order – 2016 No. 1155 (W. 277) (PDF). Welsh Statutory Instruments. 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  7. ^ Heledd Pritchard (13 December 2015) "The 11 most important pugs from Christmas Pugfest in Cardiffs", Wales Online. Retrieved 9 April 2017.