Bristol is the most populous city in South-West England, having an estimated population of 587, 400 (Bristol City Council, 2009).
Although Bristol's economy is regarded as diverse, international trade has always been a mainstay due to the city's accessibility. The history of migration dates back to the medieval period, when the city received a number of Jewish and Irish settlers. Today, the city of Bristol is host to an increasing variety of ethnic minority communities.
Last Updated: 06/10/09