- Created by: Meil00run
- Created on: 27-11-18 20:07
Location and Importance
Bristol is the largest city in the SW of England. With a population of 440,500. It is located on the M4 with an international airport and access to the Bristol channel.
· Good rail and road links
· Ferry service to Europe
· 2 major docks
· Airport links to Europe and the USA
· 2 large universities
· 2 Cathedrals
· Industry - the largest concentration of silicon chip manufacture outside of California, aerospace
· The 8th most visited city by foreign tourists
· Culture and entertainment – home to the creators of Wallace & Gromit
The impact of migration
About half of Bristol’s population growth come from migration, including large numbers from EU countries.
· Hard-working workforce
· Enriching the city’s cultural life
· Mainly young migrants help to balance the ageing population
· Housing provision has not kept pace with population growth – so very expensive for rental or purchase
· Teaching children whose first language is not English
· Integration into the wider community
Bristol’s population is increasing / more ethnically diverse / good transport links – good for business and commuters / over 2 million people live within 50 km of the city
· Entertainment – nightclubs, bars, underground music scene. Colston Hall is a venue for concerts, theatres include Old Vic. Migrants contribute to music, art, literature and food.
· Sport – improved facilities – stadiums include leisure and conference facilities. Two professional football teams.
· Shopping is growing with out of town retail at Cribbs Causeway and the development of Cabot Circus – which opened in 2008 at a cost of £500 million.
· Bristol’s Harbourside has been redeveloped from warehouses to art galleries, museums and At- Bristol science centre.
Closure of city port left empty warehouses – some have become flats, some re-used for new industries. Major developments have been in…