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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 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 2021/22

The updated Quality of Life 2021/22 Report shows 50 headline measures of the lived experiences for people in Bristol. The report includes: 

  • 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

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

This new 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
  • over 30 equality and demographic groups, plus an overview of indicators for each group
  • 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.

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 Quality of Life 2020/21 final report (pdf, 1.1MB) (opens new window) 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: