Demography of Bristol

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Population density in the 2011 census in Bristol.

Bristol, England is the tenth most populous city in the United Kingdom.

Population[edit]

Bristol's total population, according to the 2011 UK census, was 428,234. The population density was 4,022 people per square km.

Ethnicity[edit]

The following table shows the ethnic group of respondents in the 2001 and 2011 censuses in Bristol.

Ethnic Group 2001[1] 2011[2]
Number % Number %
White: British 335,085 88.04% 333,432 77.86%
White: Irish 4,321 1.14% 3,851 0.90%
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller[note 1] 359 0.08%
White: Other 10,124 2.66% 21,950 5.13%
White: Total 349,530 91.83% 359,592 83.97%
Asian or Asian British: Indian 4,595 1.21% 6,547 1.53%
Asian or Asian British: Pakistani 4,050 1.06% 6,863 1.60%
Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi 1,230 0.32% 2,104 0.49%
Asian or Asian British: Chinese[note 2] 2,149 0.56% 3,886 0.91%
Asian or Asian British: Other Asian 984 0.26% 4,255 0.99%
Asian or Asian British: Total 13,008 3.42% 23,655 5.52%
Black or Black British: Caribbean 5,585 1.47% 6,727 1.57%
Black or Black British: African 2,310 0.61% 12,085 2.82%
Black or Black British: Other Black 936 0.25% 6,922 1.62%
Black or Black British: Total 8,831 2.32% 25,734 6.01%
Mixed: White and Black Caribbean 3,871 1.02% 7,389 1.73%
Mixed: White and Black African 755 0.20% 1,533 0.36%
Mixed: White and Asian 1,652 0.43% 3,402 0.79%
Mixed: Other Mixed 1,656 0.44% 3,114 0.73%
Mixed: Total 7,934 2.08% 15,438 3.61%
Other: Arab[note 3] 1,272 0.30%
Other: Any other ethnic group 1,312 0.34% 2,543 0.59%
Other: Total 1,312 0.34% 3,815 0.89%
Total 380,615 100.00% 428,234 100.00%

Notes for table above

  1. ^ New category created for the 2011 census
  2. ^ In 2001, listed under the 'Chinese or other ethnic group' heading.
  3. ^ New category created for the 2011 census

Languages[edit]

The most common main languages spoken in Bristol according to the 2011 census are shown below.[3]

Rank Language Usual residents aged 3+ Proportion
1 English 374,709 91.46%
2 Polish 6,080 1.48%
3 Somali 5,004 1.22%
4 Urdu 1,432 0.35%
5 French 1,403 0.34%
6 Spanish 1,329 0.32%
7 Punjabi 1,306 0.32%
8 Arabic 1,103 0.27%
9 Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 983 0.24%
10 Italian 964 0.24%
11 Portuguese 850 0.21%
12 German 732 0.18%
13 Hungarian 664 0.16%
14 Malayalam 663 0.16%
15 Russian 536 0.13%
16 Tagalog/Filipino 531 0.13%
17 Kurdish 516 0.13%
18 Romanian 503 0.12%
19 Greek 494 0.12%
20 Slovak 493 0.12%
Other 9,403 2.30%

Religion[edit]

The following table shows the religion of respondents in the 2001 and 2011 censuses in Bristol.

Religion 2001[4] 2011[5]
Number % Number %
Christian 236,239 62.07% 200,254 46.76%
Buddhist 1,614 0.42% 2,549 0.60%
Hindu 2,131 0.56% 2,712 0.63%
Jewish 823 0.22% 777 0.18%
Muslim 7,664 2.01% 22,016 5.14%
Sikh 1,778 0.47% 2,133 0.50%
Other religion 1,740 0.46% 2,793 0.65%
No religion 93,322 24.52% 160,218 37.41%
Religion not stated 35,304 9.28% 34,782 8.12%
Total 380,615 100.00% 428,234 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 census – theme tables". NOMIS. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Download:local authorities: county / unitary". NOMIS. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Download:local authorities: county / unitary". NOMIS. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ "2001 census – theme tables". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Download:local authorities: county / unitary". NOMIS. Retrieved 5 November 2015.