According to Bristol City Council, the population of Bristol is estimated to be 459,300. However, this figure is expected to rise to over half a million by mid-2027. But that’s only one of a thousand interesting statistics related to the city. Fancy learning a few more of them? Well, we’ve listed a few below, which demonstrate why it’s such a fascinating place to live.
1. There are at least 91 main languages spoken by people living in Bristol
Ever thought the city wasn’t particularly multi-cultural? Well, any ideas should be quashed immediately, especially considering there are now at least 45 religions and at least 187 countries of birth being represented here as well.
2. 25% of the world’s nature documentaries were produced in Bristol
If you enjoy catching Sir David Attenborough doing what he does best in shows like Blue Planet, Planet Earth, or for those old enough to remember, Life on Earth, this statistic is sure to be of some interest to you.
3. 13% of the total population is made up of people aged 65 and over
When you consider the population of England and Wales as a whole consists of 18.2% people aged 65 and over, the idea that Bristol is a vibrant city, centred around youth, doesn’t seem particularly far-fetched. This is strikingly apparent when you consider that 30% of the population consists of 20-34 year olds, compared to 20% nationally.
4. Clifton Suspension Bridge was the site of the world’s first bungee jump
Taking place on the 1st of April 1979, members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club took part in the first modern bungee jump. Despite getting arrested shortly after, jumps continued in other major locations, helping to popularise the concept around the world.
5. Over 100,000 people attend the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta each year
Bristol’s history with hot air balloons is well-documented; the first modern hot air balloon flight in Britain took place here back in 1967, and since launching back in 1979 the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is now the biggest annual balloon festival in Europe.
6. The city has 4 Michelin-starred restaurants
Any foodies out there may already be aware of this fact. But for those who aren’t, the four Michelin-starred restaurants in the city are:
7. The first solid chocolate bar was produced here
Fry’s chocolate cream, still sold today by Cadbury, was the first solid chocolate bar in the world to be produced and was first manufactured in J.S Fry & Sons’ Union Street factory back in 1847!
As we’re based in Bristol, we at Associated Windows feel a special bond to the place and love playing our own role creating statistics for the city, albeit those related to the home-improvement industry. So if you ’d like to become another Bristol resident delighted with some fantastic home-improvement work, get in touch with the team today.