Scottish Cities

Male life expectancy at birth in selected Scottish cities, 2014-2016
Male LE Scot Cities 2014 2016
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Despite rises in life expectancy in the last 20 years across Scotland, male life expectancy in Glasgow remains considerably lower than in other Scottish cities.  In 2014-16, a boy born in Glasgow was estimated to be likely to live for 73.4 years, which is 4.6 years less than in Edinburgh and 3.7 years less than in Scotland as a whole.

Female life expectancy at birth in selected Scottish cities, 2014-2016
Female LE Scot Cities 2014 2016Click on graph to expand

Female life expectancy has increased across Scotland over the last 20 years, but female life expectancy in Glasgow remains lower than in other Scottish cities. In 2014-16, a girl born in Glasgow was estimated to be likely to live for 78.9 years, more than 3 years less than in Edinburgh and 2.2 years less than in Scotland as a whole.

Notes

The data underlying these graphs come from National Records of Scotland.

Life expectancy estimates for CHP Sectors and neighbourhoods in Glasgow are available within our profile section.

In March 2016 the GCPH published Glasgow: health in a changing city, a report that examined life expectancy trends and inequalities in the city over the last two decades. The study also described changes in population, housing, environmental and socio-economic circumstances at a city and neighbourhood level. 

Additional Resources

  • Resource
    Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Your Better Life Index

    A new, interactive index allowing users to measure and compare their lives.
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    Wednesday, 18 May 2011

    Investigating a 'Glasgow Effect'

    Why do equally deprived UK cities experience different health outcomes?
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    Monday, 14 February 2011

    Population with a Disability in Glasgow

    2008 Estimates for Glasgow City, Community Planning Partnership areas and Social Work Services Planning areas.
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    Sunday, 1 November 2009

    Miniature Glasgow - Video

    An extension of the GCPH's work profiling Glasgow's health, produced in collaboration with the International Future Forum.
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    Wednesday, 19 August 2009

    A Games Legacy for Glasgow

    Brochure outlining the potential legacy of Glasgow's role as Commonwealth Games host city in 2014.
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    Friday, 17 July 2009

    Views of Health in Glasgow - Video

    Originally, produced for an international audience at a conference in Pittsburgh, USA, this film provides insights on health concerns and beliefs drawn from interviews with Glaswegians themselves and with a group of health experts.
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    Monday, 3 April 2006

    Let Glasgow Flourish

    A comprehensive report on health and its determinants in Glasgow and West Central Scotland
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