St Thomas, with a population of 7,500, is a traditional working class suburban district and community within the City & County of Swansea. It is a mainly residential area which lies east of Swansea city centre across the River Tawe. The southern boundary is formed by the Fabian Way main dual carriageway.
St Thomas was historically a traditional industrial area of Swansea which based on Swansea docks. In the mid-19th century, Swansea docks was exporting 60% of the world’s copper from factories situated in the Tawe/Swansea valley.
Local amenities in the area include the St Thomas Community Primary School which also incorporates the Community Centre and local library. There is also a community centre at Port Tennant.
To the east there is also Danygraig Primary School and the local shopping centre is based around Port Tennant Road to the west of the Ward.
Local churches include St Thomas Church, St Stephens Church, All Saints Church Kilvey, St Illtyd’s Catholic Church and the SA1 Waterfront Church.
Parks and Playing fields include Polly’s Park, Jersey Park, Monkey Park, Maesteg Park, The Ashland’s and The Banfield’s.