If you are thinking of moving to Downend or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Downend to figures for City of Bristol and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Downend is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Downend Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Downend is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Downend are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.
|Benefit||Bristol, City of||South Yorkshire (Met County)||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.6%||4.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.9%||2.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||14.9%||17.4%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Downend Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics
Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.
|Grade||Bristol, City of||England|
Downend General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Downend. The percentage of residents in Downend rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
|Health||Bristol, City of||England|
Downend Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Downend are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Downend has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Country||Bristol, City of||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||4.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||9.5%||9.4%|
Downend Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Downend and are from the UK Census of 2011. Downend has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Downend also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Downend are better educated than the average England citizen.
|Qualification||Bristol, City of||England|
Downend Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Downend has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Downend is an economically deprived area.
|Tenure||Bristol, City of||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||14.5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.8%||8.3%|
Downend Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Downend as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Downend is also older than the average, making Downend a older persons location.
|Age||Bristol, City of||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.1%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.1%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||13.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||9.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||22.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||16.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.5%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.1%||2.3%|
What is the population of Downend and Bristol, City of?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Bristol, City of including Downend. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston||21361|
|Bishopston and Ashley Down||13290|
|Hartcliffe and Withywood||18839|
|Henbury and Brentry||12641|
|Hengrove and Whitchurch Park||16948|
|Hotwells and Harbourside||7005|
|St George Central||12876|
|St George Troopers Hill||5740|
|St George West||6579|
|Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze||19677|
|Bristol, City of Total||465866|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.