State of Bristol: Key Facts 2018/19

SoB 1819_sm

This year’s State of Bristol: Key Facts (2018/19) is now available. Highlighting key statistical information about Bristol, it is a summary of major facts and infographics about living in the city. This document is available on the Bristol City Council Statistics page.

For further information, contact


Quality of Life 2018-19 survey results

QoL 2018-19_smThe Quality of Life 2018/19 report is now available, as well as the full Quality of Life 2018/19 data results in Open Data Bristol. There are over 200 indicators, with most data available by ward, equality group and areas of deprivation.

The quality of life results cover topics such as:
health, lifestyles, community, local services and public perception about living in Bristol.

The Quality of Life (QoL) survey provides an annual snapshot of the quality of life in Bristol. The 2018 survey was sent to a random sample of 29,000 Bristol households, with the results published in the report above. The 2019 survey will be sent out later this year in September and gives local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about issues close to their hearts and their views on local public services. It has been an annual survey since 2001, but does change over time.

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.


Bristol Development Monitoring Report

Cover 2018 AMRThe Bristol Development Monitoring Report is the Authority’s Monitoring Report (AMR). Local Planning Authorities are required to make this information available annually. The 2018 AMR covers the reporting period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 and updates the 2017 AMR, which was published in March 2018.

The 2018 AMR reports on:

The Bristol Development Monitoring Report supports the Bristol Local Plan and is an important element in providing the comprehensive, robust and credible evidence base, which is required to support the development of sound policies.

Additional development monitoring is contained within the Bristol Residential Development Survey Report; the Bristol Business Development Survey Report and the Five Year Housing Land Supply.

For further information, contact Debra Abraham, Strategic City Planning on 0117 9036796, or email

ONS 2021 Census Roadshow in Bristol

Bristol   –   Tuesday 12 March 2019   –   10am and 3pm

ONS is holding regional roadshows in March 2019. At these roadshows, ONS will share the latest news on plans for the 2021 Census, as well as wider updates on Population and Public Policy transformation.

The roadshows will give you the opportunity to hear about ONS recommendations on topics to be included in the 2021 Census. They’ll also share their findings from ONS’s census outputs consultation held last year, and plans for the field operation, public support and stakeholder engagement.

Throughout the day, you can listen to presentations, take part in workshops and visit stands held by ONS experts. They will be speaking about census transformation and operations, as well as the use of administrative data, geography planning and social surveys.

The roadshows are suitable for anyone wanting to find out more about ONS, the 2021 Census and our transformation agenda.

You can book your place via the Eventbrite link here



2021 Census White Paper

The UK Statistics Authority has made its recommendations on the content and conduct of the 2021 Census. The census is planned to take place on 21 March 2021. A White Paper has been published.

A summary of the main changes to the 2021 Census is here 2021 census white paper key points.  The actual wording of the questions will be finalised in the Autumn 2019.

New questions will be asked on sexual orientation, gender identity and veterans and a ‘Roma’ tick box will be added to the ethnic group question. Other ethnic groups will have the opportunity to write in a more specific ethnic background.

For those who would like to dive a bit deeper please go to the following links…

2021 Census White Paper in full
2021 Census topic research update: December 2018 for more information on ONS research into gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic groups
Equality Impact Assessment for the 2021 Census

Ward Profiles and Population


The Ward Profiles ( and the Population ( pages have both been updated.

• Ward Profiles has new ONS mid-2017 ward-level population data (released Nov 2018)

• Population of Bristol report has new ONS mid-2017 ward-level population data, new household projections PLUS new data on non-UK National Insurance Number Registrations, showing changes post-EU Referendum.

Business Activity in Bristol Since 2010

Business Activity in Bristol Since 2010 Web Final SGU Nov18

The briefing note explores the most recent data pertaining to the numbers of businesses supported by the Bristol economy.
Included is a summary of the national picture and a more detailed discussion for Bristol and the British Core Cities.

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