Glasgow Centre for Population Health
The Glasgow Centre for Population Health, established in 2004, is committed to developing fresh thinking and new approaches to improve Glasgow's health through programmes which:

  • Develop a better understanding of health in Glasgow
  • Evaluate the health impacts of local strategies
  • Lead to new ways of enhancing population health in the 21st Century

The Centre has produced a range of health information resources, including: Let Glasgow Flourish (2006), Community Health and Wellbeing profiles (2008): Views of Health in Glasgow (2009) and Miniature Glasgow (2009). 

Other current work includes research into health and health related factors in the West of Scotland compared with other, similar, post-industrial areas in Europe - click for more information.  A linked project aims to understand what lies behind the so-called ‘Glasgow Effect’, a term increasingly used in recent years to describe the poor health status of Glasgow over and above that attributable to the city’s high levels of socio-economic deprivation.

Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO)
This is the website of the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) collaboration, a collaboration collaboration which brings together key national organisations involved in public health intelligence in Scotland, led by ISD Scotland and NHS Health Scotland. Along with summary data and statistics, the site provides background information, interpretation, policy notes, commentaries on data sources, references and links to further information for a wide range of topics relating to the health of the Scottish population.

The site contains a range of useful resources, including: the Scotland and European Health for All Database and Community Health and Wellbeing Profiles for CHPs in Scotland.

Office for National Statistics (ONS)
The Office for National Statistics is the key source for a wide range of national statistics for the UK, including health data

Click on the following link for ONS health topics

Scottish Census Results OnLine (SCROL)
The SCROL  website was created to disseminate data from the 2001 Census.  It has a range of population tables including populations broken down by age, gender, living arrangements and marital status, and these are available at a number of geographical levels from NHS (health) boards to census output areas. The Census has two health specific questions one relating to general health and the other to living with a longterm limiting illness.

Scottish Government Statistics
This Scottish Government website provides a range of small area statistics including information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social / community issues at the data zone level.

Open Glasgow
Set up as part of the Future City Demonstrator project, aims to provide accessible data to Glasgow’s citizens.   This site is developing but already contains maps of  cycle routes and cycle parking, CCTV camera locations and road accident locations.  The data section contains data that can be downloaded in a variety of formats (zip, excel,.csv, GIS, etc.) grouped under the following themes – active travel, demographics, economy, education, energy, environment, geography, health, living, tourism and transportation.

  • Resource
    Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Your Better Life Index

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

    Investigating a 'Glasgow Effect'

    Why do equally deprived UK cities experience different health outcomes?
  • Resource
    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.
  • Resource
    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.
  • Resource
    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