Low income households

Percentage of households in Glasgow with a net income of less than £10,000 per annum by household type, 2015

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Overall, 17% of households from Glasgow reported having an annual net income of less than £10,000 per annum in 2015.  Some groups were more likely to report having a low income than others, with over a quarter of single adults and a quarter of single pensioners reporting having an income of less than £10,000 per annum.


An Income Modelling Project commissioned  by the Improvement Service was carried out by Heriot Watt University with the aim of developing improved measures of local incomes and poverty in Scotland at small area level.  Findings from the project are published in Local Incomes and Poverty in Scotland (2013) and include summary income and poverty data for all Scottish local authorities.

It should be noted that this measure does not take account of household costs.   There is also significant year to year fluctuation in these estimates and therefore the patterns shown should be treated with caution.

SHS income figures are based on the income of the highest income householder and their spouse or partner only. In other words, they do not count other adults that may reside in the household.

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