Children in Low Income Families across Glasgow NeighbourhoodsCP Neighbourhoods 2020 21
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For 2020/21, the average proportion of children in low income families in Glasgow was 29.5%, 10.4 percentage points higher than the Scottish average of 19.1%. The levels of children in low income families is higher than the Scottish average in the majority of Glasgow's neighbourhoods, although ten of Glasgow's neighbourhoods were below the Scottish average.

Levels of low income families within Glasgow neighbourhoods ranged from 7.6% in Hyndland, Dowanhill and Partick East to 70.1% in Govanhill, with most neighbourhoods between 10% and 40%.

Comparing these estimates with previous years, the average level of low income families rose slightly between 2019/20 and 2020/21 in both Glasgow and Scotland . The Glasgow figure was 7.4 percentage points higher in 2020/21 than it was in 2014/15. Pollockshields East and Govanhill have had the highest levels in the city through this period. The five neighbourhoods with the lowest levels (Carmunock, Kelvindale & Kelvinside, Cathcart & Simshill, Anniesland, Jordanhill & Whiteinch and Hyndland, Downahill & Partick East) have also been mainly consistent, although their relative positions have changed each year.


The data for this graph were provided by HM Revenue & Customs and Department for Work and Pensions

The way that low income family statistics are calculated was updated in 2020, with new estimates produced for each year from 2014/15. The figures presented here are for children aged 0-15.

These rates are estimates of the proportion of 0-15 year olds living in low income families. This means that, although they provide an indication of the approximate propensity for children to be living in low income families, there is a margin of uncertainty associated with the rates, as they are derived from estimates of children populations at mid-year and counts of children in low income based on age as at 31 March 2020.