The quality of life in Bristol

The quality of life in Bristol

What the Bristol Quality of Life survey is, the latest data from the 2019/20 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 2020

The Quality of Life survey 2020 is now closed.

Results will be published in early 2021.

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 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 quality of life results cover topics such as:

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

Quality of Life survey 2019/20

The Quality of Life 2019/20 final (pdf, 645KB) (opens new window) report is now  available plus the full Quality of Life 2019/20 data dashboard (Open Data Bristol).  

The report includes 50 headline measures of the lived experiences for people in Bristol, showing how these have changed over time and how experiences differ in the most deprived areas.  

This final report also includes a supplementary document on results for equality groups and wards for the headline measures, and analysis of the 6,000 comments on the changes people want to see in Bristol.
The data dashboard has the full 200 Quality of Life indicators, including data by ward, equality groups and areas of deprivation for all indicators (where possible). 

Previous Quality of Life results

Download the Quality of Life 2018/19 report (pdf, 509KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 509KB) (opens new window)  , 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 statistics for 2005 to 2017 are also still available: