This is the local employers for Bristol. Note that most of them are government based and the rest are international companies like Rolls Royce and Airbus.
These are the different ethnicities in Bristol. As you can see, Bristol is mainly made of white people coming from Britain. Black and Chinese people are also featured in this table yet are secure minorities.
It’s a young city with young professionals
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The city was trading with several countries including Spain, Portugal and Iceland. Ships also left Bristol to found new colonies in the New World. John Cabot set sail in 1497 from Bristol, in his ship the Matthew, hoping to find a passage to the Eastern Indonesia.
A replica of the Matthew can be seen near the SS Great Britain sometimes. Also Cabot Circus shopping centre is named in John Cabot’s honour.
Bristol became England's second biggest city. During this time Britain was flooded with goods imported via Bristol including sugar cane, tobacco, rum and cocoa, all of which were products of the slave trade and the slave triangle which included Africa and the Americas.
The success of Bristol's port was beginning to decline. However, the arrival of a new chief engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, helped to attract further investment into the area. Brunel did more than anyone to shape the face of modern Bristol today, his legacy includes the Clifton suspension bridge, the SS Great Britain, and Temple Meads Old Railway Station.