Trends by age group

Population trends by age group over three decades
pop trends Glas  Age 1981 2017
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Glasgow’s population continued to decline through the 1980s and 1990s, in line with a long-term trend that began in the 1950s. However, since 2001, with the exception of one year there has been a small annual rise in the city’s population.   

Over the last 35 years, the proportion of children and older people (65+ years) in the city has reduced as the working age population (aged 16-64 years) has risen since the early 2000s. In 2016, 70% of the population were aged 16-64 years, compared to 63% in 1981.

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