Population Projections

Population projections for Glasgow by age group, 2016 - 2041
Pop projs Glasgow age trendClick on graph to expand

The National Records of Scotland forecasts that Glasgow’s population will grow by 7% over the next 25 years, an increase of 44,000. The major feature of the age-related projections is that Glasgow’s population - in line with the rest of Scotland - is predicted to become older.  It is forecast that while the city's population under the age of 50 will reduce (from 69% of the overall population in 2016 to 64% in 2041), Glasgow’s population over 50 years of age is set to rise (from 31% of the overall population in 2016 to 36% in 2041).  This equates to an overall increase in the over 50 population of 46,000 people. The population of the city that is aged 65-74 and 75+ is predicted to increase by 34% and 55%, respectively over the next 25 years 

Notes on data

These projections are forecasts based on a range of assumptions about underlying demographics and therefore should be considered with caution. The projections shown are the principal projections rather than variant projections that NRS also produces.

For more detailed information go to the National Records of Scotland population projections pages.

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