Scottish cities

Low income households in selected Scottish citiesLowIncomeHHsScCities

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In 2019, 45% of households in Glasgow reported having a net income of less than £20,000 a year. This was higher than the rates in Aberdeen (40%) or Edinburgh (35%), or than the Scottish average (39%), but lower than in Dundee. An estimated 14% of households in Glasgow had an income of less than £10,000 - a higher proportion than in any of the other cities shown, or than the Scottish average of 9%. 

Looking at the lowest income households, 5% of households in Glasgow reported having less that £6,000 in household income in 2019. Each of the cities shown here had a higher proportion of households with less the £6,000 in income than the Scottish average of 2%. 


It should be noted that this measure does not take account of household costs, which have risen over time. These figures are all from before the Covid-19 pandemic and before the ongoing cost of living crisis. 

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.

This page was last updated in May 2023. More recent figures were not available due to survey issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The page will be updated as soon as new data are available. 

Additional Resources

  • Resource
    Wednesday, 2 June 2010

    SIMD Analysis: Future Projections

    An analysis of the reasons behind the recent decline of deprivation in Glasgow, with tend projections towards 2015.
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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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