Scottish cities

People with day-to-day activities limited by a long-term health problem or disability, Scottish cities and Scotland, 2011Disability by age Scottish cities 2011

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According to the Scottish census in 2011, 23% of Glaswegians (of all ages) report being limited by a long-term health problem or disability in their day-to-day activities, either 'a little' or 'a lot'. There is a higher percentage of people with a disability in Glasgow than in any of the other selected Scottish cities and than the Scottish average (20%).


The definition of disability varies with the measure used. For other measures of disability, see the pages on working age disability, ESA and incapacity benefits, employment with disability, and the data from the Family Resource Survey.

Additional Resources

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    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'

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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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    Let Glasgow Flourish

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