Bristol has some of the most up-and-coming neighbourhoods in the UK according to the census - here are the top 10 in the city.Bristol has some of the most up-and-coming neighbourhoods in the UK according to the census - here are the top 10 in the city.
Bristol has some of the most up-and-coming neighbourhoods in the UK according to the census - here are the top 10 in the city. | Bristol World

The most up-and-coming areas in Bristol according to the census, including Temple Meads, Bedminster and Redfield

Discover the 10 most up-and-coming neighbourhoods in Bristol according to the census

For those currently househunting in Bristol, you might be deliberating on which area is best to settle down in. House prices are fluctuating across the city but there are also other factors to consider in your search including which are considered the most up-and-coming neighbourhoods.

It’s a question the England and Wales census can help us to answer as one of its results is a measure of household deprivation. By comparing the scores from the 2011 census with those from the 2021 census, we can see which neighbourhoods are less deprived than they were before.

There are lots of possible ways to measure household deprivation, and the method used by the Office for National Statistics doesn’t take income into account. Instead, it looks at four different measures: unemployment, low qualification levels, poor health and bad housing.

Across England and Wales as a whole, more than half of households (52%) were deprived in at least one of these four possible ways when the census took place in 2021 - that’s 12.8 million households.

But this is a fall from the decade before, when the figure was 58%. The census also divides England and Wales into more than 7,000 smaller areas of between 5,000 and 15,000 residents, called middle-layer super output areas.

For each of these areas, it publishes how many households were deprived in at least one of its four measures. Here are the areas of Bristol where the proportion of deprived households fell the most between 2011 and 2021.

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