Merthyr Tydfil Overview

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The Big Picture

Merthyr Tydfil is a historic and culturally rich local authority located in South Wales, with a population of around 60,000 people. The housing in Merthyr Tydfil is mostly composed of traditional Welsh terraced houses, with some newer developments in areas such as Cyfarthfa and Gurnos. The area has a strong sense of community, with several local initiatives aimed at promoting social justice and inclusion, such as the Merthyr Tydfil Foodbank and the Canolfan Soar community center. Merthyr Tydfil is also home to several cultural venues, including the Redhouse arts and cultural center and the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery, which showcase the rich industrial and cultural heritage of the area. The local economy is driven by several industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and tourism. Notable employers in the area include Hoover, the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, and the Brecon Mountain Railway. The local authority has also invested in several regeneration projects, such as the Taff Vale redevelopment, aimed at revitalizing the town center and creating new job opportunities.

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Merthyr Tydfil Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Merthyr Tydfil’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Merthyr Tydfil Diversity

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