|Population||6,401 (2011 census)|
|Principal area||Neath Port Talbot|
|Ceremonial county||West Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Councillors||Sheila Penry (Labour)|
|John Miller (Labour)|
|Sandra Miller (Labour)|
Neath East includes some or all of the neighbourhoods of Melincryddan, Pencaerau, Penrhiwtyn in the parliamentary constituency of Neath. It is bounded by the wards of Coedffranc Central to the northwest; Dyffryn and Neath North to the north; Neath South and Cimla to the east; and Briton Ferry West and Briton Ferry East to the south.
The ward contains marshland to the west, an industrial and residential area in the middle and grassland and woodland to the east.
In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 27.15%. The results were:
|Sheila Penry||Labour||905||Labour hold|
|John Miller||Labour||826||Labour hold|
|Sandra Miller||Labour||808||Labour hold|
|Breandan MacCathail||Plaid Cymru||452|
|Gareth Thomas||Plaid Cymru||391|
|Philippa Jane Edwards||Plaid Cymru||365|