South Gloucestershire

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South Gloucestershire is a unitary district in the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire, in South West England.

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History

The district was created in 1996, when the county of Avon was abolished, by the merger of former area of the districts of Kingswood and Northavon. The district borders the City and County of Bristol, the Bath and North East Somerset unitary district and the shire counties of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

South Gloucestershire also existed from 1950 to 1983 as the name of a roughly coterminous Parliamentary constituency, South Gloucestershire. Its MPs were in turn Tony Crosland, Frederick Corfield and John Cope.

Until 1881, the 61st Regiment of Foot was classified as The South Gloucestershire Regiment when it merged with the 28th Regiment to form The Gloucestershire Regiment.

Demographic

In the 2001 census, the population of South Gloucestershire was 245,641.[1]

According to these estimates, 97.6 percent of the population were described as white, 0.8 percent as dual heritage, 0.7 percent as Asian or Asian British, 0.4 percent as Black or Black British and 0.5 percent as Chinese or other.[1]

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