Population Projections

Population projections for Glasgow by age group, 2018 - 2043
Glasgow projs 2018 2043
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The National Records of Scotland forecasts that Glasgow’s population will grow by 6% over the next 25 years, an increase of 36,000. 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 2018 to 64% in 2043), Glasgow’s population over 50 years of age is set to rise (from 31% of the overall population in 2018 to 36% in 2043).  This equates to an overall increase in the over 50 population of 44,000 people. The population of the city that is aged 65-74 and 75+ is predicted to increase by 23% 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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