Scottish Cities

Percentage of population living within 500m of derelict land, for Scottish cities and Scotland, 2010-2018

housing derelict proximity GCR 2020

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The graph above highlights trends in the proportion of the population living near vacant and derelict land. In Scotland as a whole the proportion of the population living near derelict sites has remained fairly static since 2010.  The trend is similar in Glasgow, which has by far the highest proportion of people living near derelict sites out of the four major cities - about 6 out of ten people.  However, the rate of people living near derelict sites has decreased in Aberdeen and Edinburgh in recent years.


These data are sourced from the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey, which can be accessed here.

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