Key Bristol statistics and research

From trust to Impact: Evidence for need, good practice and recommendations for BME specialist services in Bristol

The present study was commissioned by VOSCUR from the Adora Foundation. Research support was also provided by Tasleem Kauther and Bernardo Kerr.   The study seeks to answer 2 key questions in relation to future funding decisions under the Bristol Prospectus:

  • Is there evidence for the need of BME specialist services in Bristol?
  • What kinds of good practice can be identified in such services that make them effective?


Bristol Manifesto for Race Equality- Data on key Bristol statistics

Institutional racism is still endemic in Bristol – as illustrated below by how our local agencies, services and outcomes look for BME people – over twenty years on from the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence.


Bristol data on Race Equality- 2016

Bristol is becoming an increasingly diverse city, the black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities represents 16% of its population, increased from 8.2% (2001). In inner city & East this is 31%; North & West 12%; South 7%; wards such as Lawrence Hill are significantly higher (56%). Please see below further information around Race Equality in Bristol.

Bristol data on race equality 2016

Bristol: a city divided?
Ethnic Minority disadvantage in Education and Employment

This Runnymede Trust briefing draws on data from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses and workshop discussions of academic researchers, community representatives and service providers, to identify patterns and drivers of ethnic inequalities in Bristol, and potential solutions.

Bristol: a city divided briefing