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Key facts and figures

South Gloucestershire covers an area of 53,664.7 hectares (or 536.6 sq km), with a population of 274,700. 62% of the population live in built up areas immediately adjoining Bristol. 18% live in the towns of Yate, Chipping Sodbury and Thornbury, and the remaining 20% live in the more rural areas of South Gloucestershire.

According to the 2011 census, 5% of the district’s population were of black and minority ethnic origin.

Data about South Gloucestershire comes from a number of different sources and changes regularly. If you would like to check that you have the most up to date information please contact us.

An infographic with the key facts and figures about South Gloucestershire is available (September 2017).

South Gloucestershire​ England​ Notes/ Sources​
Area​ 53,664.7​ ha Total administrative area (Cartesian Measure)​
Population​ 274,700​ (ONS mid year population estimates, 2016)
Population density​ 5.1 (persons per hectare)​
Black and Minority Ethnicity residents​ 13,193  (5% of total population)​ 14% (England and Wales)​ Source: Census 2011​
Unemployment rate​ 3.3%​ 4.8%​ (proportion of economically active)Source: Office of National Statistics, Annual Population Survey 2016 – via NOMIS​
Average earnings (Gross weekly pay – full time)​ £574.20​ £544.70​ Source: NOMIS
Average house price​ £235,000 ​£218,000 Source: Office of National Statistics, House Price Statistics for small areas 2016

Updated 13/1/2017

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