What the Bristol Quality of Life survey is, the latest data from the 2021/22 survey and results of previous surveys.

The Quality of Life (QoL) survey provides an annual snapshot of the quality of life in Bristol.

Quality of Life survey 2022

The Quality of Life survey 2022 has now closed.

The top-level results for 50 headline indicators will be published in January 2023.

The results for the full set of indicators, including ward and demographic group data, will be published in March 2023 on the Quality of Life dashboard.

Quality of Life survey 2021/22

The final  pdf Quality of Life 2021/22 Report (1.46 MB)  shows 50 headline measures of the lived experiences for people in Bristol including:

  • how these have changed over time
  • how experiences differ in the most deprived areas
  • a summary from over 6,400 comments on 'actions to improve quality of life' that people want to see in Bristol
  • an appendix which includes an overall summary and headline results of all indicators for all wards and equality and demographic groups

You can view the full results in the new Quality of Life 2021/22 data dashboard.

The data dashboard includes all 180 Quality of Life indicators, shown by:

  • citywide trend (with data since 2018 where available)
  • all 34 Bristol wards, plus an overview of indicators within each ward (also includes trend data for each ward)
  • over 30 equality and demographic groups, plus an overview of indicators for each group (also includes trend data for each ward)
  • the 10 deciles of deprivation within Bristol

The new dashboard highlights those indicators, wards and equality and demographic groups which are better or worse than the Bristol average. 

It also includes trend data since 2018 for each level (where available). In total, there are approximately 39,000 data points, whch gives us a better view of citizen perception in Bristol. 

Bristol's Quality of Life survey

The Quality of Live survey 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 statistics are analysed to a ward level and also equality groups such as age, sex and ethnicity.

The results are used by us, health services and other public sector partners to help plan local services, track change and improve the quality of life in Bristol. The survey is our main tool for providing neighbourhood level statistics and public perception information.

The quality of life results cover topics such as:

  • health
  • lifestyles
  • community
  • local services
  • public perception about living in Bristol

Previous Quality of Life results

The pdf Quality of Life 2020/21 final report (1.08 MB)  shows:

  • 50 headline measures
  • a summary from over 7,000 comments on 'actions to improve quality of life'
  • an appendix with summary results from all indicators by ward and equality and demographic groups

You can view the full results in:

You can view the raw data at Open Data Bristol or click the red 'access to data' button in the dashboard.

The Quality of Life statistics for 2005 to 2019 are also still available: