Riddrie and Cranhill

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Riddrie and Cranhill

Children and Young People's Profile

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Riddrie and Cranhill has a population of 3,088 children and young people (aged 0-24 years).

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Neighbourhood Comparisons with Glasgow

The proportion of school age children in Riddrie and Cranhill is slightly higher than Glasgow as a whole.  7% of under 25s are from a minority ethnic group.  84% of children live within 400m of green space.  The neighbourhood has more babies exposed to passive smoking (+83%), emergency hospitalisations due to assault (+86%) and offenders (+32%) than Glasgow overall.  S4 pupil attainment is lower (-19%) than the Glasgow average and more 16-19 year olds not in employment, education or training (+32%).  Likely development difficulties in pre-school children are higher than the Glasgow average (+11%) and communication delay in young children is also higher than average (+2%).

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Neighbourhood Trends

Riddrie and Cranhill - Pop

The number of 18-24 year olds in Riddrie and Cranhill has decreased by 10% since 2011, while the number of 0-4 year olds has increased by 11%.  Healthy life expectancy for males is approximately 5 years lower than Glasgow as a whole and 4 years lower for females.

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Pupil attainment in Riddrie and Cranhill is lower than in Glasgow overall, while child poverty and P1 obesity levels are higher than the Glasgow average.  Although more children than average live in proximity to green space, primary school children are less likely to walk to school when compared to the Glasgow average.  Secondary school attendance and referrals to children and adolescent mental health services are on a par with the Glasgow average.


1.  Data sources: Census 2011, GCPH, Glasgow City Council, HMRC - Child Poverty Unit, ISD Scotland, National Records of Scotland (NRS), Transport Scotland, Sustrans, Police Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow University.

2.  Indicators are aggregated using latest available datazone (2001 or 2011); neighbourhood boundaries based on 2001 datazones.

3.  All count figures of less than 5 (denoted as ‘< 5’) have been suppressed to avoid any potential identification.

4.  Populations presented in the population trend chart, also used to calculate healthy life expectancy estimates, use NRS small area population estimates for the years 2011 - 2015.

5.  ‘Healthy life expectancy’ is an estimate of the average number of years people are likely to spend in good health.  It is calculated using population estimates, death registrations and self-assessed health from the 2011 Census.

6. Denotes children referred to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration for an offence or non-offence related reason.

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There is a downloadable Excel workbook containing the data used in all of the profiles. This workbook also includes alternative output formats and further breakdowns of some of the variables.