Socio-economic statistics for Filton, City of Bristol

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Filton in Bristol, City of from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Filton older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Filton and Bristol, City of? Is Filton an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Filton Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Bristol, City of.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Bristol, City of 3.3% -0.5%
South West 2.5% -0.4%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Filton on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Filton.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.95%
In Part-Time Work 23.95%
Unemployed 3.84%
76.05% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Filton

How many residents own or rent their home in Filton and Bristol, City of

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Filton either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 50.87 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 49.13 of Filton residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Horfield 50.87% 49.13%
Bristol, City of 53.97% 46.03%
South West 65.88% 34.12%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Filton has a significantly lower level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically deprived area.

Filton compared to other wards in Bristol, City of

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze 80.81% 19.19%
2 Stoke Bishop 74.95% 25.05%
3 St George Troopers Hill 73.09% 26.91%
4 Hengrove and Whitchurch Park 70.18% 29.82%
5 Stockwood 69.66% 30.34%
6 Bishopsworth 69.59% 30.41%
7 Brislington West 65.9% 34.1%
8 Redland 65.79% 34.21%
9 Knowle (Bristol) 65.72% 34.28%
10 Brislington East 64.88% 35.12%
11 Bishopston and Ashley Down 64.71% 35.29%
12 Hillfields 60.38% 39.62%
13 St George Central 60.26% 39.74%
14 Bedminster 60.22% 39.78%
15 Frome Vale 58.83% 41.17%
16 Windmill Hill 56.85% 43.15%
17 Easton (Bristol) 54.65% 45.35%
18 Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston 54.39% 45.61%
19 Henbury and Brentry 54.28% 45.72%
20 Eastville 53.35% 46.65%
21 St George West 53.15% 46.85%
22 Lockleaze 51.16% 48.84%
23 Horfield 50.87% 49.13%
24 Southville 48.59% 51.41%
25 Southmead 47.68% 52.32%
26 Filwood 46.67% 53.33%
27 Clifton (Bristol) 43.21% 56.79%
28 Cotham 42.77% 57.23%
29 Hartcliffe and Withywood 39.24% 60.76%
30 Ashley 39.09% 60.91%
31 Clifton Down 36.61% 63.39%
32 Hotwells and Harbourside 35.49% 64.51%
33 Lawrence Hill 21.38% 78.62%
34 Central (Bristol) 19.51% 80.49%
Filton is ranked 23 out of 34 wards in Bristol, City of for the percentage of home owners.

Filton Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Filton residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Filton to the national average for England.
Level Horfield England
No Qualifications 12.1% 18.08%
Level 1 6.61% 9.69%
Level 2 9.83% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 3.66% 5.32%
Level 3 20.71% 16.92%
Level 4 45% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Filton?

The largest employment sector in Filton is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 31.72%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.9%
Elementary Occupations 11.02%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.92%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 8.51%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 7.88%
Skilled Trades 6.64%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.25%

Filton Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Horfield.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Filton Health Statistics

Horfield has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Horfield 50.38% 33.31% 11.38% 3.92% 1.01%
Bristol, City of 50.81% 32.73% 11.5% 3.82% 1.15%
South West 47.6% 34.21% 13.12% 3.95% 1.12%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Bristol, City of changed since 2011?

Bristol, City of residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.27% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 48.81% 33.46% 12.25% 4.22% 1.27%
2021 50.81% 32.73% 11.5% 3.82% 1.15%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Filton & Bristol, City of Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Filton in the Bristol, City of local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Horfield 79.97% 20.03%
Bristol, City of 81.17% 18.83%
South West 89.8% 10.2%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Filton compared to other wards in Bristol, City of

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Lawrence Hill 61.4% 38.6%
2 Central 62.35% 37.65%
3 Hotwells and Harbourside 67.55% 32.45%
4 Easton 73.27% 26.73%
5 Eastville 73.82% 26.18%
6 Southmead 75.23% 24.77%
7 Ashley 75.92% 24.08%
8 Lockleaze 77.8% 22.2%
9 Hillfields 78.47% 21.53%
10 Clifton 79.16% 20.84%
11 Clifton Down 79.45% 20.55%
12 St George West 79.52% 20.48%
13 Frome Vale 79.9% 20.1%
14 Horfield 79.97% 20.03%
15 Henbury and Brentry 80.33% 19.67%
16 St George Central 81.66% 18.34%
17 Southville 81.75% 18.25%
18 Cotham 82.53% 17.47%
19 Filwood 83.5% 16.5%
20 Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston 83.53% 16.47%
21 Windmill Hill 83.62% 16.38%
22 Redland 84.75% 15.25%
23 Brislington East 85.6% 14.4%
24 Stoke Bishop 85.84% 14.16%
25 Bishopston and Ashley Down 86.07% 13.93%
26 Brislington West 86.85% 13.15%
27 Bedminster 86.96% 13.04%
28 Knowle 87.12% 12.88%
29 Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze 87.59% 12.41%
30 St George Troopers Hill 88.42% 11.58%
31 Hartcliffe and Withywood 90.68% 9.32%
32 Hengrove and Whitchurch Park 91.33% 8.67%
33 Stockwood 91.56% 8.44%
34 Bishopsworth 91.59% 8.41%
'; Filton is ranked 14 out of 34 wards in Bristol, City of for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Filton and Bristol, City of?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Bristol, City of including Filton. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Ashley 19002
Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston 21361
Bedminster 12568
Bishopston and Ashley Down 13290
Bishopsworth 11442
Brislington East 11767
Brislington West 11563
Central 23066
Clifton 13337
Clifton Down 11296
Cotham 11720
Easton 14340
Eastville 14756
Filwood 13824
Frome Vale 13654
Hartcliffe and Withywood 18839
Henbury and Brentry 12641
Hengrove and Whitchurch Park 16948
Hillfields 12906
Horfield 13339
Hotwells and Harbourside 7005
Knowle 13252
Lawrence Hill 20156
Lockleaze 13278
Redland 12949
Southmead 12676
Southville 12960
St George Central 12876
St George Troopers Hill 5740
St George West 6579
Stockwood 11367
Stoke Bishop 11948
Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze 19677
Windmill Hill 13744
Bristol, City of Total 465866



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.