The quality of life in Bristol

2017 survey

The 2017 Quality of Life survey is now closed.

Results will be published in late March 2018, with almost 200 indicators covering topics such as:

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

You can join the Bristol Citizens’ Panel if you want to continue to help shape local services. 

Bristol’s Quality of Life survey

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

This year, for the first time, the survey is open to every Bristol resident over 16 who wants to take part.

It also gives local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about issues close to their hearts and their views on local public services. It is an annual survey now in its sixteenth year, but does change over time.  The statistics are analysed to a ward level and also by age, gender and ethnic minority etc. 

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.

2015-16 Quality of Life results

The Quality of Life 2015-16 report explains 70 of the most important indicators and highlights differences across the city.

The full set of 150 indicators is available in the database tool.  This includes analysis by the new 2016 electoral ward boundaries.

Quality of Life in Bristol 2015 to 2016 report (pdf, 6.4MB) (opens new window)

2015-16 QoL database tool v3 (All Indicators) (xlsm, 7.4MB) (opens new window)

The “2015-16 Quality of Life database tool v3 (All Indicators)” is an Excel workbook. 

Open Data platform: visual results of the 2015 to 16 QoL survey results

Over 29,000 Bristol households were randomly invited to take part in the 2015-16 Quality of Life annual survey.

The database tool contains all indicators from the 2015 - 16 survey, published in March 2016 for the new electoral ward boundaries and by equality groups.

Database contents

This database contains all indicators from the 2015-16 survey, plus trend data for Bristol, with confidence intervals.

Due to changes to the process, 2010-2013 figures may be different to those previously published. 

More technical information is noted in the tool.  Some questions are new for 2015 and so have no previous data. 

Previous Quality of Life results

The previous Quality of Life statistics for 2005 to 2013 are still available:

You can download the  2005 to 2013 QoL database (spreadsheet, 14.5MB) (opens new window)  (MS Excel required) and also at Profiles Bristol.