South Sector

The profiles on these pages provide a comprehensive overview of health and wellbeing in Glasgow. There are 60 profiles in total, covering Glasgow as a whole, the three sub-sectors of the city (North East, North West and South Glasgow) and 56 neighbourhoods across the city. They highlight differences in health and life circumstances across the city for a range of indicators organised under broad themes: population; cultural factors; environment and transport; socioeconomic factors; education; poverty; and health. The profiles are intended to be a resource for local communities and to inform action at neighbourhood level.

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Bellahouston, Craigton and Mosspark

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Children and Young People’s Profiles

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Glasgow South has a population of 62,903 children and young people (aged 0-24 years).

Glasgow South - PictureLocality Comparison with Glasgow

The proportion of school age children in Glasgow South is higher than Glasgow as a whole.  22% of under 25s are from a minority ethnic group.  78% of children live within 400m of green space.  The locality has fewer referrals to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (-18%) and lower levels of obesity in P1 children (-18%) than in Glasgow overall.  S4 pupil attainment is higher (+4%) than the Glasgow average and 90% of children leaving school go onto a positive destination (higher/further education, employment or training).  Likely development difficulties in pre-school children are lower than the Glasgow average (-6%) but communication delay in young children is higher than average (+12%).

Glasgow South   SpineLocality Trends

Glasgow South   PopThe number of 18-24 year olds in Glasgow South has decreased by 11% since 2011, while the number of 0-4 year olds has increased by 6%.  Healthy life expectancy for males and females is approximately 1 year higher than Glasgow as a whole.

Glasgow South   PopPupil attainment in Glasgow is lower than in Scotland overall, while secondary school attendance is similar.  The proportion of children and young people from minority ethnic groups is much higher than the Scotland average.  Levels of child poverty and children living in overcrowded households are higher than average.  More primary school children walk to school in Glasgow, while levels of obesity among P1 children are similar to the Scottish average.


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.

There is a downloadable document providing detailed notes and definitions on the information presented in this profile.

There is a downloadable Excel workbook containing the data used in all of the profiles. This workbook also includes alternative output formats and further breakdowns of some of the variables.