Area Information for King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW

King Square in Bristol is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bristol West. This page combines information for the address King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BS2 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Ward Central
Constituency Bristol West
Region South West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW:

King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AS
King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AU
King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AX
King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AY
King Square Avenue, Bristol, BS2 8HP
King Square Avenue, Bristol, BS2 8HU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BS2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing King Square, Bristol consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 121
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 132
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing King Square, Bristol contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 63% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 72
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 121

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 78
Two People 33
Three People 4
Four People 4
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 68
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 121

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around BS2 8AW however is predominantly male (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 291
Female 205
Total 496

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Central ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 7
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 82
20-24 255
25-29 83
30-44 53
45-59 10
60-64 2
65-74 0
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 496

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BS2 8AW there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 89% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 441
Married 35
Divorced 8
Separated 4
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 488

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 279
Good 192
Fair 22
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 496

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 197
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 188
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 18
No GCSEs or Equivalent 4
Other 43
Total 488

Ethnic Group Embed This

King Square, Bristol can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 65% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 320
Mixed Ethnicity 22
Indian 32
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 56
Other Asian 20
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 16
Total 496

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (King Square, Bristol), only 47% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 235
Wales 19
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 71
Other 163
Total 496

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BS2 8AW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 279
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 79
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 82
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 19

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 162
No Religion 236
Buddhist 11
Hindu 13
Jewish 2
Muslim 29
Sikh 5
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 35
Total 496

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Central ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 79% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 70
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 386
Retired 0
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 488

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
Accommodation and Food 22
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 170

King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW is within the Stokes Croft and St Michael’s policing neighbourhood, under the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near King Square
Neighbourhood Team Address Stokes Croft and St Michael’s

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Below are the details of the closest services to BS2 8AW. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BS2 8AW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW. The nearest railway station is Montpelier, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Montpelier 0.6 miles
Redland 0.6 miles
Clifton Down 0.9 miles
Bristol Temple Meads 1 mile
Stapleton Road 1.2 miles
Lawrence Hill 1.2 miles
Bedminster 1.5 miles
Parson Street 2 miles
Sea Mills 2.8 miles
Filton Abbey Wood 3.3 miles
Shirehampton 4 miles
Bristol Parkway 4.2 miles
Patchway 4.7 miles
Keynsham 5.2 miles
Avonmouth 5.3 miles
St Andrews Road 5.7 miles
Pilning 6.8 miles
Nailsea & Backwell 7.4 miles
Severn Beach 7.5 miles
Yate 8.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW. The nearest is The Dolphin School, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Dolphin School 710 yards
St Michael's on the Mount Church of England Primary School 740 yards
Cotham Gardens Primary School 790 yards
Cabot Primary School half a mile
Ss Peter and Paul RC Primary School 0.6 miles
St Barnabas Church of England VC Primary School 0.6 miles
St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Fairlawn Primary School 0.7 miles
Hannah More Primary School 0.8 miles
Cathedral Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW. The nearest is Cotham School, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cotham School 800 yards
Colston's Girls' School 820 yards
Bristol Cathedral Choir School 0.8 miles
Redland Green School 0.9 miles
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School 1 mile
Clifton High School 1.2 miles  
Fairfield High School 1.3 miles
The City Academy Bristol 1.3 miles
Trinity Academy 2.2 miles  
Ashton Park School 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW. The nearest is The Compass Centre, approximately 230 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW. The nearest is Avon SPCDS, approximately 380 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW. The nearest is Bristol Eye Hospital, approximately 370 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to King Square, Bristol, BS2 8AW. The nearest is Boots-Bristol - Broadmead (in Boots UK), approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Bristol - Broadmead (in Boots UK) 500 yards
Dollond & Aitchison 510 yards
Vision Express 550 yards
David Clulow Opticians 560 yards
Everybody 570 yards
Specsavers Opticians 650 yards
Bramley Pope 0.5 miles
M W Dunscombe Ltd 0.6 miles
Amar Shah Optometrist 0.7 miles
Healthcall Optical Services Ltd 0.7 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.