Parkhead and Dalmarnock

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Parkhead and Dalmarnock

Children and Young People's Profiles

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Parkhead and Dalmarnock has a population of 2,947 children and young people (aged 0-24 years).

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Neighbourhood Comparisons with Glasgow

The proportion of school age children in Parkhead and Dalmarnock is higher than Glasgow as a whole.  9% of under 25s are from a minority ethnic group.  61% of children live within 400m of green space.  The neighbourhood has more referrals to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (+136%), children in poverty (+58%) and victims of crime (+87%) than in Glasgow overall.  S4 pupil attainment is lower (-48%) than the Glasgow average and approximately 65% of 16-19 year olds are not in employment, education or training (+134%).  Likely development difficulties in pre-school children are higher than the Glasgow average (+66%) but communication delay in young children is lower than average (-6%).

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Neighbourhood Trends

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The number of 0-24 year olds in Parkhead and Dalmarnock has increased by 21% since 2011, while the numbers of 0-4 and 5-11 year olds have increased by 69% and 33%, respectively.  Healthy life expectancy for males and females is 9 years lower than Glasgow as a whole.

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Pupil attainment in Parkhead and Dalmarnock is markedly lower than the Glasgow average, while child poverty and P1 obesity levels are higher.  Although fewer children than average live in proximity to green space, primary school age children are more likely to walk to school.  Secondary school attendance and the proportion of children and young people from minority ethnic groups are lower than Glasgow overall while referrals to children and adolescent mental health services are marginally higher.


1.  Data sources: Census 2011, GCPH, Glasgow City Council, HMRC - Child Poverty Unit, ISD Scotland, National Records of Scotland (NRS), Transport Scotland, Sustrans, Police Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow University.

2.  Indicators are aggregated using latest available datazone (2001 or 2011); neighbourhood boundaries based on 2001 datazones.

3.  All count figures of less than 5 (denoted as ‘< 5’) have been suppressed to avoid any potential identification.

4.  Populations presented in the population trend chart, also used to calculate healthy life expectancy estimates, use NRS small area population estimates for the years 2011 - 2015.

5.  ‘Healthy life expectancy’ is an estimate of the average number of years people are likely to spend in good health.  It is calculated using population estimates, death registrations and self-assessed health from the 2011 Census.

6.  Denotes children referred to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration for an offence or non-offence related reason.

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