Trends

Children's population in Glasgow, 1981-2017
Child pop trend Glasgow 1981 2017 nos
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Glasgow’s child population has dropped substantially in the last 30 years, by over 50,000.  In recent years the children's population has stabilised and grown slightly. In 2017 there were just over 99,100 children living in the city.

Children's population as a percentage of the total population in Glasgow, 1981-2017
Child pop trend Glasgow 1981 2017 perc
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The proportion of children in Glasgow’s population has also reduced.  In 1981, 21% of Glaswegians were children but by 2017 this had dropped to 16%.

Click here for a summary of Glasgow's overall population trend over a period of more than 150 years.