Introduction to Bristol

Introducing Bristol

Bristol is situated in the south-west of England.

The Bristol channel is to the west of the city.

It is very close to the M4 corridor - a very important transport link to London and the rail and ferry services to Europe.

Bristol's population is 84% white, 6% black, 5.5% asian, 3.6% mixed race, 0.3% arab and 0.6% other.

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How is Bristol changing?

Bristol's population is growing rapidly, and becoming more ethnically diverse.

There are more under 16yr olds than pensioners.

Over 2 million people live within 50km of the city.

Bristol's network of motorway, road, rail and air connections has made it more accessible.

The electrification of the rail line to London will reduce the journey time to just 70 minutes.

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Filwood and Stoke Bishop

Filwood and Stoke Bishop are two areas within Bristol.

The average life expectancy in Bristol is 82 for women and 78 for men. In Stoke Bishop these have risen to 83 for women and 81 for men, and in Filwood these have fallen to 79 for women and 75 for men.

In Stoke Bishop, only 0%-13.7% of children are in low income families, in Filwood, 27.4%-50.6% of children are in low income families.

The average score in education for Stoke bishop is 46.5, while in Filwood it is 40.7. These are both lower than the average Bristol score of 47.7.

In 2016-17 the number of drug usage cases in Stoke Bishop was 14, Filwood was 33.

In 2016-17, the number of criminal damage and arson cases in Stoke Bishop was 75 while Filwood was a massive 268.

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Bristol's growing multicultural population

The rapidly growing multicultural population will affect the city in both positive and negative ways.

It will put heavy pressure on finding both housing and employment.

It will create the social challenge of integrating immigrants into the wider community.

The education system will need to have a curriculum accessible for children that do not speak English as a first language.

However the city's cultural life would be more enriched and diverse with more festivals and communities.

The work force would be hard-working and motivated.

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How was the regeneration of the Temple Quarter of

Viewpoint: the regeneration as a success.

View mindmap for detail.

It improved access from in and through Bristol.

The access by trainline was improved.

It encouraged economic growth and created job offers.

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