Bristol’s Quality of Life Survey 2023 is now open, with randomly selected households invited.

If you have been sent a letter asking you to take part, you can complete online at Bristol Quality of Life Survey 2023.

The closing date is 23 October 2023. If you prefer a paper survey, these will be sent to everyone in the random sample towards the end of September, unless already completed online.

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

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

Quality of Life survey 2022/23

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

The  pdf Quality of Life 2022/23 Final Report (864 KB) has full analysis of the 2022 survey, including:

  • how the 50 headline measures of lived experiences for people in Bristol have changed over the last few years
  • how these experiences differ in the most deprived areas
  • a summary from almost 6,200 comments on 'actions to improve quality of life' that people want to see in Bristol
  • a detailed appendix of headline results of all indicators, focusing on differences across wards and equality / demographic groups

All data from the QoL 2022 survey is now available in the Quality of Life data dashboard.

This includes all 190 QoL indicators, with trend data for each level reported since 2018 where available. These are shown by:

  • citywide trend
  • all 34 Bristol wards
  • over 30 equality and demographic groups
  • the 10 deciles of deprivation within Bristol
  • data shown by NHS Integrated Care Service (ICS) Locality Partnerships

The dashboard highlights indicators, wards and equality and demographic groups that are better or worse than the Bristol average. In total, there are now over 54,000 data points. This gives us a rich and detailed view of citizen perception in Bristol.

Previous Quality of Life results

You can view previous results from 2018 via the Quality of Life data dashboard, and full data from 2015 onwards is on Open Data Bristol.

Previous Quality of Life reports and data for 2005 to 2019 are also still available: