Trends

Children's population in Glasgow, 1981-2019
Child pop Glasgow 1981 2019
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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 2019, there were more than 100,000 children living in the city.

Children's population as a percentage of the total population in Glasgow, 1981-2019
Perc child pop Glasgow 1981 2019
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The proportion of children in Glasgow’s population has also reduced.  In 1981, 21% of Glaswegians were children but by 2019 this had dropped to 16%.

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