Moving to Bristol, Bristol? What you need to know

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Moving to Bristol, Bristol - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bristol in Bristol? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Bristol is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Bristol the land of milk and honey or are Filton, Kingswood and Keynsham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bristol

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bristol. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Montpelier 304
Bristol 253
Ashley Down 201
Barton Hill 194
Arno’s Vale 156
Bedminster 150
Hotwells 122
Redland 115
Bishopston 115
Ashton Gate 90

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bristol. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Bristol. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Clifton Down (Best) 14279/32845
Clifton 14758/32845
Ashley 3339/32845
Lawrence Hill 4401/32845
Central 4605/32845
Windmill Hill 5917/32845
Southville 7375/32845
Redland 8870/32845
Hotwells and Harbourside 8879/32845
Cotham (Worst) 9889/32845
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Your Health in Bristol

If you are thinking of moving to Bristol, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Bristol compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Bristol, City of (Bristol) 1.27% 4.22% 12.25% 33.46% 48.81%
Wiltshire 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
South Gloucestershire 0.93% 3.26% 11.77% 34.89% 49.15%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31% 11.85% 33.43% 50.5%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Bristol. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Bristol. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Windmill Hill (Best) 11340/32845
Ashley 11733/32845
Cotham 17144/32845
Hotwells and Harbourside 18557/32845
Clifton 20377/32845
Clifton Down 20722/32845
Redland 22913/32845
Lawrence Hill 3300/32845
Central 8889/32845
Southville (Worst) 9174/32845
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Deprivation in Bristol

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Bristol. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Ashley (Best) 10783/32845
Windmill Hill 12902/32845
Southville 15242/32845
Hotwells and Harbourside 17435/32845
Cotham 20513/32845
Clifton 23169/32845
Redland 24259/32845
Clifton Down 24822/32845
Lawrence Hill 2794/32845
Central (Worst) 9895/32845

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