Area Information for Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA

Portland Square in Bristol is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Ashley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bristol West. This page combines information for the address Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BS2 8SA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Ward Ashley
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 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA:

Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8NN
Wilder Street, Bristol, BS2 8QZ
Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8RZ
Dean Street, Bristol, BS2 8RD
Cave Street, Bristol, BS2 8RU
Cave Street, Bristol, BS2 8AG

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 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA 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.

Using this Information Commercially

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House Prices

We have found 11 property sales in Portland Square since the beginning of 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 Portland 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 2
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 105
Flat (Converted) 21
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Portland Square, Bristol contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 36
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 57
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 122

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 58
Two People 44
Three People 17
Four People 3
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 122

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 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 115

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 8SA however is predominantly male (61%). 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).

Gender
Male 127
Female 82
Total 209

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Ashley 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 9
5-7 0
8-9 1
10-14 1
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 4
20-24 48
25-29 55
30-44 57
45-59 14
60-64 6
65-74 5
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 209

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BS2 8SA there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 75% 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 157
Married 21
Divorced 14
Separated 4
Widowed 1
Same Sex 0
Total 197

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.

Health
Very Good 100
Good 77
Fair 23
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 209

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 97
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 12
Other 13
Total 197

Ethnic Group Embed This

Portland 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 62% 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 130
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 4
Pakistani 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 4
Black African 24
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 5
Total 209

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Portland Square, Bristol), 66% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 138
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 24
Other 36
Total 209

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 8SA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 137
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 35

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.

Religion
Christian 61
No Religion 90
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 23
Sikh 3
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 26
Total 209

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ashley ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 98
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 7
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 5
Total 194

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 9
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 149

Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA is within the St Pauls policing neighbourhood, under the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 838 crimes were reported within half a mile of BS2 8SA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 838 crimes committed near Portland Square
Neighbourhood Team Address St Pauls
Website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/st-pauls/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to BS2 8SA. 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 8SA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA. The nearest railway station is Montpelier, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Montpelier 860 yards
Redland 0.7 miles
Bristol Temple Meads 0.9 miles
Stapleton Road 1 mile
Lawrence Hill 1 mile
Clifton Down 1.1 miles
Bedminster 1.5 miles
Parson Street 2.2 miles
Sea Mills 3 miles
Filton Abbey Wood 3.2 miles
Bristol Parkway 4.1 miles
Shirehampton 4.3 miles
Patchway 4.6 miles
Keynsham 4.9 miles
Avonmouth 5.6 miles
St Andrews Road 5.9 miles
Pilning 6.8 miles
Severn Beach 7.6 miles
Nailsea & Backwell 7.7 miles
Yate 8.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA. The nearest is Cabot Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cabot Primary School 420 yards
    
The Dolphin School 700 yards
    
St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School 750 yards
    
St Barnabas Church of England VC Primary School 790 yards
    
Easton Church of England Academy 0.6 miles
    
Fairlawn Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Hannah More Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Cotham Gardens Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Michael's on the Mount Church of England Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Evergreen Primary Academy 0.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA. The nearest is Colston's Girls' School, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colston's Girls' School 860 yards
    
Cotham School 0.7 miles
    
Bristol Cathedral Choir School 0.9 miles
    
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School 1 mile
    
The City Academy Bristol 1.1 miles
    
Redland Green School 1.1 miles
    
Fairfield High School 1.1 miles
    
Clifton High School 1.4 miles  
Redmaids' High School 2.3 miles  
Ashton Park School 2.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA. The nearest is The Compass Centre, approximately 370 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 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Bristol St Pauls, approximately 710 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 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA. The nearest is Bristol Eye Hospital, approximately 740 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA. The nearest is Dollond & Aitchison, approximately 390 yards away.

* 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.


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Broadband in BS2 8SA

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 63.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 15.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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