The quality of life in Bristol

The quality of life in Bristol

What the Bristol Quality of Life survey is, results of the 2018/19 survey and results of previous surveys

Quality of Life 2018/19 results

The Quality of Life 2018/19 report (pdf, 509KB) (opens new window) 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
  • public perception about living in Bristol

Bristol’s Quality of Life survey

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, and the results are publish in the report above. We will send out the 2019 survey in September 2019.

It 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.

Previous Quality of Life results

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The Quality of Life statistics for 2005 to 2016 are also still available:

2015-16 QoL database tool v3 (all indicators) (xlsm, 7.4MB) (opens new window) (MS Excel required).

This database contains all indicators from the 2015-16 survey, plus trend data for Bristol from 2010, with confidence intervals. More technical information and guidance is provided in the tool. 

2005 to 2013 QoL database (spreadsheet, 14.5MB) (opens new window) (MS Excel required).

This database contains data from 2005 to 2013. Due to changes to the process, 2010-2013 figures may be different.