Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Since 2004, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health has sought to generate insights and evidence, support new approaches, and inform and influence action to improve health and tackle inequality.

The Centre has produced a range of health information resources, including: Let Glasgow Flourish (2006), Views of health in Glasgow (2009) and Miniature Glasgow (2009) and range of health profiles over the last 15 years.

Early GCPH research looked at health and health related factors in the West of Scotland compared with other, similar, post-industrial areas in Europe. Further work aims to understand what lies behind excess mortality, a term used to describe the poor health status of Glasgow (and Scotland) over and above that attributable to high levels of socio-economic deprivation. GCPH's most recent research in this area has focussed on the contribution of UK Government austerity policy to increasing mortality trends seen across the UK and especially in more deprvied areas.

Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO)
This is the website of the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) collaboration, a 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 intelligence resources, including: various health profiles and resources from the Scotttish Burdens of Disease Study.

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.

Scotland's Census
This website provides information about the census conducted in 2022. Results from the 2011 Census can also be found here.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.

  • 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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Resource
    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