Quality of Life survey 2018

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List of QoL 2018 Questions

The BCC Strategic Intelligence & Performance team are currently planning for this year’s Quality of Life survey and confirming the questions.   All named stakeholders have been directly approached for feedback regarding the 2017 questions and indicators.

If you have not been contacted and feel that you should be, or have a suggestion for a new question to include in Quality of Life 2018 – please contact us on research@bristol.gov.uk

Results from last year’s QoL survey can be found at www.bristol.gov.uk/qualityoflife.


New Population Projections


On 24 May 2018 ONS published new 2016-based population projections for local authorities. The projections for Bristol are available from the Bristol City Council Population web page

If recent trends continue, the total population of Bristol is projected to increase by 95,100 people over the 25 year period (2016-2041) to reach a total population of 551,100 by 2041.  This is a projected increase of 21% which is higher than the projection for England of 12% and a higher percentage increase than the other eight English Core Cities.

Over the next decade, the population increase in Bristol in terms of numbers is projected to be the 5th highest of all LAs after Birmingham, Tower Hamlets, Coventry and Manchester. By mid-2027 Bristol local authority is projected to have a population of more than half a million usual residents.

Please note… these projections are trend-based projections, which mean assumptions for future levels of births, deaths and migration are based on observed levels mainly over the 2011 to 2016 period. These projections show what the population will be if the trends assumed continue. They provide the best estimates of the future population of English regions and local authorities currently available. The projections do not attempt to predict the impact that future government or local policies, changing economic circumstances, local development policy, the capacity of an area to accommodate population or other factors might have on demographic behaviour. Projections become increasingly uncertain the further they are carried forward due to the inherent uncertainty of demographic behaviour.

Jayne Mills

Strategic City Planning/Insight, Performance & Intelligence | Bristol City Council

Gross Disposable Household Income in Bristol, 2018

GDHI for Bristol Briefing Note Final SGU Apr18 imageThe briefing note explores the most recent data for Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) in Bristol, published annually by the ONS.  GDHI is the amount of money that households have available for spending or saving after taxes and benefits.  For most households the primary contribution to GDHI is earnings.

This is available on the Bristol City Council Economic Information and Analysis page



Quality of Life 2017/18 report

QoL 201718 reportThe Quality of Life 2017/18 report is now available, as well as the full Quality of Life 2017/18 data results in Open Data Bristol.  See www.bristol.gov.uk/qualityoflife

There are over 200 indicators, with most data available by ward, equality group and areas of deprivation, and cover topics such as:
• Health
• Lifestyles
• Community
• Local services
• Public perception about living in Bristol

State of Bristol: Key Facts 2017/18

State of Bristol: Key Facts 2017-18

Bristol City Council have recently published State of Bristol: Key Facts 2017-18 – a summary of major facts and infographics about Bristol, and about living in the city.

This document was updated in April 2018, and is available on the Bristol City Council Statistics page.  For further information, contact research@bristol.gov.uk

Small Area Population Estimates

PopChange2006-2016 x ward16_percentONS have published Mid-2016 population estimates for 2016 wards and for Lower Layer Super Output Areas.

Estimates for Bristol are included here:

The data is also available on Open Data Bristol and the BCC population web page

Data for the rest of the country is available from the Office for National Statistics web site together with further information on the methodology used to calculate the estimates.

Jayne Mills |Research and Statistics Specialist
Strategic City Planning/Insight, Performance & Intelligence | Bristol City Council
T: 0117 903 6873 | E: jayne.mills@bristol.gov.uk

2017 Population Report

The Population of Bristol September 2017The Population of Bristol report aims to paint a picture of the population now and in the future. The report brings together statistics on the current estimated population of Bristol, recent trends in population, future projections and looks at the key characteristics of the people living in Bristol.

The report is available to download on the Bristol City Council population web page

Jayne Mills |Research and Statistics Specialist
Strategic City Planning/Performance, Information & Intelligence | Bristol City Council
T: 0117 903 6873 | E: jayne.mills@bristol.gov.uk