Primary FSM by NH
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In 2014, 30.4%  of Glasgow's primary school pupils were registered as entitled to free school meals. This figure varies across the Glasgow neighbourhoods from 6.7% in Cathcart & Simshill to 47.2% in Parkhead & Dalmarnock. It should be noted that the total number of pupils in each neighbourhood can vary greatly so it can be more complex than illustrated here to compare areas. Some neighbourhoods have been excluded because of small numbers. 


Eligibility for free school meals is often used as a proxy for poverty.  However, because of the introduction of local initiatives, eligibility for school meals differs over time and between local authorities.  A more detailed explanation is provided within notes on data section

Estimates of child poverty and other related indicators are available under children's poverty.

These data are taken from the 2014 pupil census data. Only pupils who attend Glasgow City Council Primary and Secondary Schools and who have an address within the Glasgow City Council area have been included.  For these reasons the Glasgow figure presented in the graph above does not exactly match the figure presented within Scottish Cities and Glasgow and Clyde Valley provided by the Scottish Government.

Neighbourhoods - There are 56 neighbourhoods, or housing forum areas, in Glasgow.  Their populations vary from around 1,500 in Carmunock in the south of the city to over 20,000 in Hillhead and Woodlands to the west of the city centre

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