Key facts about Newport

  • 159,600 Newport resident population (9.5% growth since 2011 census) 
    (Census 2021)

  • Nearly 4 million Newport City Council website visits
    (Newport City Council, January – December 2022)

  • 23 areas out of 100 areas in Newport living in 10% most deprived areas in Wales
    (Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019)

  • 50+ venues across the city providing free public wi-fi, together with free city centre and bus wi-fi
    (Newport City Council 2023)

  • 99.5% of premises in newport can receive 4g mobile services from all operators (outdoor)
    (Ofcom - Connected Nations Report, 2022)

  • 83% of residents in Newport accomplished 5 digital skills in the past 3 months
    (National Survey for Wales - Welsh Government 2021/2022)

  • Over 45,000 newport city council social media followers
    Newport city council February 2023

  • 7% of households in newport without internet access national survey for Wales
    Welsh government 2021/2022

  • 62.5% residents in newport consider the cost of internet too high
    Newport city council web site and bus wi-fi public survey 2021

  • 79% customer transactions completed online or self-service in Newport City Council
    (Newport City Council customer services, April – December 2022)

  • 31,347 (19.7%)*Black Asian Minority Ethnic residents excluding white: English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British
    (Census 2021)

  • 97.5% of premises across the city have superfast broadband (30mbit/s or greater) coverage from fixed broadband
    Ofcom - Connected Nations Report, 2022