Wales’ capital is Cardiff and Cardiff is the biggest city in the world with a population of more than 360,000. In the past, it was part of the county of Glamorgan and is part of the Eurocities network.
Cardiff is ranked 11th in the list of most populous cities within the United Kingdom. Cardiff is the hub of diverse business activities across the nation.
It also serves as the home for Wales’ national media and is the place where most sports events take place. It is also is where the National Assembly in Wales is situated.
The Cardiff area’s population Cardiff makes up one-third of the total population of Wales. Cardiff is a renowned tourist destination and is the most frequented city in the world. The city is ranked as the sixth most frequented tourist spot worldwide.
Based on our findings, Cardiff’s population will be 372,469 by July 1 of 2022. We consider the one day in July every year because the Office for National Statistics (ONS) typically releases the estimated population figures during the same time.
The calculation is based on an average rate of growth of 0.67 percent over the past 10 years, starting in 2011. We believe that using the most recent year’s figures (see our table in the following section) will help make the estimate more precise.
Population Growth of Cardiff
From the numbers of Cardiff over the last 10 years, it can be seen that the rate of growth for Cardiff is slow but steady.
The rate of growth for Cardiff ranges from 0.42 percent to 1.04 percent, which adds around 1,500 to 3,600 residents annually to the population.
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Demographics of Cardiff
There are many ethnic groups living in Cardiff due to the influx of foreigners to Cardiff to trade or study as well as a shelter following the war. According to the census of 2011 whites constitute the most predominant race in Cardiff which accounts for 84.7 percent of Cardiff’s population. Other groups include Blacks (2.4 percent), Asians (8 percent), Arabs (0.6 percent) mixed (2.9 percent).
Welsh is the most widely spoken language in Cardiff before the Victorian period. English, as well as Welsh, are the two most commonly spoken languages in Cardiff. Arabic is the most important second language in Cardiff. Other different languages spoken in Cardiff include French, Latin, Norman French, and so on.
Christianity is the most popular religion in Cardiff and the largest cathedral in Cardiff can be found in the Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral. Jews are also present in Cardiff Two synagogues currently reside inside the city. Judaisms are also present in Cardiff, and it is the second-oldest religion in Cardiff.
Population Density of Cardiff
The density of population in Cardiff is 6,400 inhabitants per square km. The city is more densely populated compared to other cities of the country.
Facts About Cardiff
- The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is one of the stadiums that has the biggest rooftops around the globe. The stadium’s capacity is seventy-four million and games like Football and Rugby are played at the stadium.
- Cardiff is home to the biggest student populations within the United Kingdom.
- The oldest record store in the world is situated in Cardiff.
- Cardiff is among the cities that has the most number of castles around the world. Cardiff claims to have the most castles worldwide.
- The most famous record store, Spillers Records, in the world is located in Cardiff. Spillers
- Many famous people are from Cardiff such as: the musician Shirley Bassey, author Roald Dahl as well as the footballer Ryan Giggs etc.
- From the time Doctor Who was brought back on television in 2005, it has been a part of BBC Cardiff.
- Cardiff is said that it has more castles than other cities around the globe. The remains of a number of other castles can be found.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- Office for National Statistics: https://www.ons.gov.uk
- Wales Government: http://www.gov.wales
- ESPON Projects: http://www.espon.eu