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Ethnic background of Primary School pupils

Primary ethnicity by NH

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In Glasgow's primary schools in  2014, 21% of pupils have an Ethnic Minority background, while 71% of pupils have an ethnic background of White UK. The highest percentage of White UK pupils at a neighbourhood level is in Baillieston & Garrowhill (93% of primary pupils), and the lowest percentage is in Pollokshields East (12%). The neighbourhood with the lowest percentage of pupils with a Minority Ethnic background is Baillieston & Garrowhill (5%) and the neighbourhood with the highest percentage of pupils with a Minority Ethnic background is Pollokshields East (82%). 

Ethnic background of Secondary School pupils

Secondary ethnicity by NH


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The highest percentage of secondary pupils in Glasgow schools with an Ethnic Background of White UK is in the Mount Vernon & East Shettleston neighbourhood (95.7%); the lowest percentage of pupils with an ethnic background of White UK is in Pollokshields East (13.0%). The highest percentage of pupils with a Minority Ethnic background is Pollokshields East (80.0%) and the lowest percentage is in Mount Vernon & East Shettleston (3.3%). In Glasgow overall, 16.5% of secondary pupils are recorded as having a Minority Ethnic background.

Notes

The total number of pupils in each neighbourhood can vary greatly so neighbourhood areas may not be directly comparable.There are also proportions of pupils who have an ethnic background of White Other and those whose ethnic background is not known or not disclosed so the figures represented in the chart do not show 100% of the pupils in each neighbourhood area.

The current Ethnic Minority Group includes the following categories: Asian Indian, Asian Pakistani, Asian Bangladeshi, Asian Chinese, Asian Other, Caribbean, Black Caribbean, Caribbean other, African-African, African Other, Other- Arab, Other-Other, Mixed or multiple ethnic groups. 

These data are taken from the pupil census data. See Notes on data for further explanation.

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.

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.

Note on ethnicity and health

In September 2017, GCPH published a detailed report on ethnicity and health, The changing ethnic profiles of Glasgow and Scotland. This report explored links between ethnicity and health in a Scottish context and the population health implications of the changing ethnic profiles of Scotland and of Glasgow.

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