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

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Bristol’s Mid-2016 Population Estimate

2016 Mid-Year Estimates of Population were published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 22 June 2017. A combination of registration, survey and administrative data are used to estimate the different components of population change.

Mid-year population estimates are produced for all local authorities and updated annually. Persons included are those people usually resident in Bristol including students and school boarders at their term time address and long-term migrants (ie coming to UK for more than a year). The results are available by single year of age and gender.

Since 2006 the total population of Bristol local authority is estimated to have increased by 45,800 people an increase of 11.2%, this compares to an England and Wales increase of 8.2% over the same decade. This follows a trend of a more or less stable population in Bristol throughout the 1990s. If recent trends continue, Bristol’s population is projected to increase to more than half a million by 2027.

The components that contribute to population change include births, deaths and migration. Natural change (births minus deaths) contributed more than net migration to the population increase in Bristol over the year mid-2015 to mid-2016. There were 6,400 births and 3,300 deaths (accounting for 63% of the total population increase) and almost 1,800 more migrants arriving than emigrants leaving (accounting for 37% of the total population increase). The number of births in Bristol has remained unchanged for 3 years.

For further information please contact jayne.mills@bristol.gov.uk

Bristol’s Quality of Life Survey

Quality of Life Survey

closing date now extended to 31 July 2017 !!

Please complete the survey using the online link

Bristol’s Quality of Life survey provides an annual snapshot of people’s lifestyles and how they feel about living in Bristol.   It gives local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about living in Bristol, local public services, and what they think needs to be done differently in their area.

This year, for the first time, the survey is open to all members of the public aged 16 and over, giving them the chance to tell the council and other local public services what life is like where they live.

We need as many people as possible to take part and have their say – to help us improve the city for everyone!

How you can help

  • Please circulate the link
    • to your staff, colleagues or volunteers
    • to clients or customers
    • to other local (Bristol-focussed) networks you may have
    • on social media

Your views – together with the views of your staff, customers and other citizens – will make a difference, and we would really value your support in promoting Bristol’s Quality of Life 2017 survey.

 

Vacancy for Planning Research and Monitoring Officer, Bristol City Council

BCC LogoAn exciting opportunity has arisen to join Bristol City Council as a Planning Research and Monitoring Officer within the Strategic City Planning team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate to join our forward thinking team to help to deliver the land use policy framework for the city, as we work with adjoining authorities to prepare the West of England Joint Spatial Plan, review the Bristol Local Plan and support local communities, as they prepare their Neighbourhood Plans.

The purpose of research and monitoring is to inform the planning process and provide a sound factual basis for decision-making, whilst also contributing data to government statistics. The post holder will play a key role in land use surveys and planning research studies, making an immediate contribution to the work of the team, the council and its partner organisations.

Land use, development and planning policy research work undertaken by the team can be viewed here.

The closing date for applications is 21st May, with interviews to be held on Tuesday 13th June 2017.

 

Bristol’s Quality of Life Survey

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Quality of Life Survey

Bristol’s Quality of Life survey provides an annual snapshot of people’s lifestyles and how they feel about living in Bristol.   It gives local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about living in Bristol, local public services, and what they think needs to be done differently in their area.

 

This year, for the first time, the survey is open to all members of the public aged 16 and over, giving them the chance to tell the council and other local public services what life is like where they live.  It closes on 29th May 2017.

We need as many people as possible to take part and have their say – to help us improve the city for everyone!

How you can help

  • Please circulate the link
    • to your staff, colleagues or volunteers
    • to clients or customers
    • to other local (Bristol-focussed) networks you may have
    • on social media
  • Please display the attached poster in appropriate locations
    • Note- we can provide printed copies of this poster if required
  • If you have digital display screens (eg in a Reception area), we can provide an image for use on these
  • If you would like to promote Bristol’s Quality of Life survey on your website, we can provide further images

Your views – together with the views of your staff, customers and other citizens – will make a difference, and we would really value your support in promoting Bristol’s Quality of Life 2017 survey.

Further background info

  • The results are used by the council, health service and other public sector partners to help plan local services, track change and improve the quality of life in Bristol.
  • The survey is the council’s main tool for providing neighbourhood level statistics and public perception information. The statistics are analysed to a local ward level and also by age, gender and ethnic minority etc.
  • Quality of Life is an annual survey now in its sixteenth year, although the questions respond to changing priorities.
  • Previous results and further information are available at: www.bristol.gov.uk/qualityoflife
  • If you need a copy of the survey in a different format email: consultation@bristol.gov.uk or phone: 0117 922 2848

JSNA 2016-17 Data Profile released

The final Bristol JSNA 2016-17 Data Profile has this week been published on the JSNA webpage www.bristol.gov.uk/jsna.  This includes a joint foreword from the Mayor and the chair of Bristol CCG:

It highlights the current health and wellbeing challenges and shows that whilst Bristol is faring well in comparison to many other major cities, some health issues and inequalities remain entrenched.  We are determined to close this gap

See the full Press release on http://news.bristol.gov.uk/new_report_takes_the_temperature_of_bristol_s_health

Mid-2015 Population Estimates for Small Areas

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Mid-2015 Population Estimates for Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA11) have been published by the Office for National Statistics. These have been aggregated to fit the Bristol 2016 ward boundaries on a best-fit basis.

The estimates for Bristol are available here and include population change 2005-2015 and estimates by broad age band and by five year age band. Estimates by single year of age are available on request:

Mid 2015 population estimates by five year age band for 2016 wards

Mid 2015 population estimates by broad age band LSOA

Mid 2005 to mid 2015 population change for 2016 wards

For more information on the population of Bristol go to the Bristol City Council population web page.