Neath Port Talbot in Facts and Figures

Research and Information

Welcome to the Neath Port Talbot Research and Information section. This section has information on population projections, Census and commonly used key data such as for education, health and the environment.

An introduction to Neath Port Talbot

  • Neath Port Talbot covers an area of 44,217 hectares, rising from sea level in the west to 600 meters at Craig y Llyn, above Glynneath.
  • Neath Port Talbot is predominantly an upland area dissected by the valleys of the Afan, Neath, Dulais and Tawe rivers which all flow to the sea in Swansea Bay. These Valleys are separated from each other by ridges of high forest or moorland.
  • A narrow coastal strip extends around Swansea Bay where the main centres of population are found.
  • The surrounding valleys are rural in aspect with scattered communities many of which still contain a significant number of Welsh speakers.
  • The main urban centres are Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe.

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Last Updated: 21.11.2012 at 10:57

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