Scottish Cities

Child population in selected Scottish cities, 1992-2017
Child pop trend Scot cities 1992 2017 nos
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The child population of these Scottish cities, with the exception of Edinburgh, has dropped over the last 25 years.  In Glasgow the reduction represents a net loss of over 20,000 children and a percentage reduction of 17%.  Dundee has also experienced a slightly greater relative reduction of 19%, while in Aberdeen the reduction has been less substantial (down 10%). In Edinburgh there has been a small rise of 5% in the child population.  In recent years there have been modest increases in the child population of all four cities.

Children as a percentage of the total population in selected Scottish cities, 1992-2017
Child pop trend Scot cities 1992 2017 percsClick on graph to enlarge 

The percentage of children within each city's total population has reduced over the last 20 years, although in recent years this downward trend has stabilised.