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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 279,000. 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.

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South Gloucestershire​    England​ Notes/ Sources​
Area​ 53,664.7​ ha Total administrative area (Cartesian Measure)​
Population​ 279,000​ (ONS mid year population estimates, 2017)
Population density​ 5.2 (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%​ 4.3%​ Source: Office of National Statistics, Annual Population Survey Mar 2018 – via NOMIS​
Average earnings (Gross Annual pay – full time)​ £30,236 £29,805​ Source: Annual survey 0f hours and earning 2017 – via NOMIS
Average house price​ £260,000 ​£234,000 Source: Office of National Statistics, House Price Statistics for small areas 2017


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