Greater Govan

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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Greater Govan

Children and Young People's Profile

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Greater Govan has a population of 4,136 children and young people (aged 0-24 years).

Greater Govan - Picture

Neighbourhood Comparisons with Glasgow

The proportion of school age children in Greater Govan is higher than Glasgow as a whole.  12% of under 25s are from a minority ethnic group.  73% of children live within 400m of green space.  The neighbourhood has more referrals to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (+25%) and offenders (+33%) but has lower levels of obesity in P1 children (-28%) than Glasgow overall.  S4 pupil attainment is lower (-22%) than the Glasgow average and more 16-19 year olds are not in employment, education or training (+50%).  Likely development difficulties in pre-school children are higher than the Glasgow average (+2%) and communication delay in young children is also higher than average (+22%).

Greater Govan - Spine

Neighbourhood Trends

Greater Govan - Pop

The number of 18-24 year olds in Greater Govan has decreased by 7% since 2011, while the numbers of 0-4 and 5-11 year olds have increased by 28% and 14%, respectively.  Healthy life expectancy for males and females is approximately 6 years lower than Glasgow as a whole.

Greater Govan - Bar chart

Pupil attainment and P1 obesity levels in Greater Govan are lower than in Glasgow overall, while child poverty is higher than the Glasgow average.  Although fewer children than average live in proximity to green space, primary school age children are more likely to walk to school when compared to the Glasgow average.  Secondary school attendance is marginally lower than the Glasgow average while referrals to children and adolescent mental health services are slightly 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.

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.