September 01, 2020 3 min read
The usually resident population of Wales was 3.1 million in 2011, a five per cent increase since 2001. Nearly one in five (18 per cent, 563,000) of residents were aged 65 or over.
|1||Cardiff||364,248||2,585||City and county|
|2||Swansea||246,466||649||City and county|
|3||Rhondda Cynon Taf||240,131||566||County borough|
|9||Neath Port Talbot||142,906||324||County borough|
|12||Vale of Glamorgan||132,165||399||County borough|
|20||Isle of Anglesey||69,961||98||County|
|21||Blaenau Gwent||69,713||641||County borough|
|22||Merthyr Tydfil||60,183||540||County borough|
|Population of Wales||3,138,631|
As was the case in 2001, in 2011 Wales had a higher percentage of residents with a long term health problem or disability, just under a quarter (23 per cent, 696,000), higher than any England region.
Fifty eight per cent (1.8 million) of residents of Wales stated Christian as their religion in 2011, a 14 percentage point drop since 2001, a larger decrease than any of the England regions. Almost one third (32 per cent, 983,000) of the population in Wales stated they had no religion in 2011, more than any of the England regions.
Nearly two thirds (66 per cent, 2.0 million) of the residents of Wales expressed their national identity as Welsh in 2011. Of these 218,000 also reported that they considered themselves to be British.
The usually resident population of Wales was 96 per cent (2.9 million) White in 2011, a higher percentage than any of the England regions.
Five per cent (168,000) of people in Wales were born outside the UK in 2011, an increase of two percentage points on 2001 (three per cent, 92,000).
Thirty per cent (169,000) of usual residents of Wales aged three and over who could speak Welsh (562,000) in 2011 were aged between three and 15 years old. The group of people aged three and over who could speak, read and write Welsh decreased one percentage point from 16 per cent (458,000) in 2001 to 15 per cent (431,000) in 2011.
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Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products. We also offer Sheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few!. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool and Global Welsh.
Last update 20th November 2020
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Wool is a 100% natural protein fibre and as long as grass grows each year, sheep and goats will produce a new fleece, a genuine renewable fibre. With tender loving care when washing and storing your yarn, blankets and throws, you can keep them in tip-top shape for many years. Our products are handmade and need delicate attention when cleaning.
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