Torfaen Overview

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The Big Picture

Torfaen is a small but vibrant local authority located in South Wales, with a population of around 91,000 people. The housing in Torfaen is primarily composed of post-war council housing, traditional Welsh terraced houses, and modern suburban developments. The area has a strong sense of community, with several local initiatives aimed at promoting social inclusion, such as the Torfaen Youth Service and the Torfaen Voluntary Alliance. Torfaen is also home to several cultural venues, including the Congress Theatre and the Cwmbran Stadium, which host a range of events from live music to sports competitions. The local economy is driven by several industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, and education. Notable employers in the area include the Royal Gwent Hospital, General Dynamics, and the University of South Wales. The local authority has also invested in several regeneration projects, such as the redevelopment of the former Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, aimed at attracting new businesses and improving the area’s cultural infrastructure.

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Torfaen Population

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

Torfaen Diversity

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