The ward, which has a population of 14,500, is represented by Labour Party quartet Ryland Doyle, Penny Matthews, Uta Clay and Bob Clay.
The ward lies approximately 6.5 kms north-east of the city centre, consisting of the Glais, Trallwn, Birchgrove, Llansamlet, Swansea Vale and Enterprise Park. Its neighbouring Wards are Bonymaen, Landore, Morriston, and Clydach.
Llansamlet is the fourth largest ward population, but only 21st highest population density with the settlement of Llansamlet dating back to the 1700s.
By the mid-19th Century, collieries in Llansamlet were exporting 70,000 tons of coal a year. This was followed by numerous copper and zinc smelting plants, which survived well into the 20th Century.
The nature and intensity of industrial development in Llansamlet left behind a heavily polluted landscape.
Llansamlet ward encompasses the mainly commercial localities of Enterprise Park (designated 1981) and Swansea Vale, plus the densely populated Trallwn, Llansamlet and Tal-y-Copa in the south west and the more rural Birchgrove and Glais to the north east.