Cardiff, the Welsh Capital, is the largest and most populous city in Wales with an estimated population of more than 315,000 (www.visitcardiff.com).
Cardiff's role as a major port in the 19th century was fundamental to the region's industrialization, whilst also giving rise to immigration into the area. Initially immigrants came from Europe, Yemen and Somalia. Immigration continued throughout the 20th
century with a large number of people from Asia and The Caribbean settling in the area. Today Cardiff continues to receive a high number of asylum seekers and economic migrants and estimates suggest that 1 in 10 residents belong to an ethnic minority (www.cardiff.gov.uk). Whilst Cardiff may claim to have one of the longest established ethnic minority communities in the UK, the council still recognises that more must be done to further integration and provide equal opportunities to these communities (www.cardiff.gov.uk).
Last Updated: 06/10/09