Penderry has a population of 11,600 and is represented by Labour trio Terry Hennegan, June Burtonshaw and Hazel Morris.
The ward lies approximately four kms north of the city centre, consisting of the Penlan, Portmead and Blaenymaes localities, and parts of Fforestfach, Foresthall and Ravenhill. Its neighbouring wards are Llangyfelach, Mynyddbach, Cwmbwrla, Cockett, Kingsbridge,and Penllergaer.
It has the seventh highest ward population and the fifth highest population density in Swansea.
Penderry ward, in common with other areas to the north and west of Swansea, was initially the result of late 19th and early 20th century expansion, with further development in the early post war years.
The ward largely comprises the separate estates of Blaenymaes, Portmead and Penlan, all designated by the Welsh Government as ‘Communities First’ areas due to relatively high levels of socio-economic deprivation.
Across the ward as a whole, only 34% of housing is owner occupied (far lower than the Swansea average of 64%).