South Nitshill and Darnley

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South Nitshill and Darnley

Children and Young People's Profile

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South Nitshill and Darnley has a population of 2,780 children and young people (aged 0-24 years).

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Neighbourhood Comparisons with Glasgow

The proportion of school age children in South Nitshill and Darnley is markedly higher than Glasgow as a whole.  32% of under 25s are from a minority ethnic group.  81% of children live within 400m of green space.  The neighbourhood has fewer referrals to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (-79%), fewer victims of crime (-61%) and less overcrowding (-30%) than in Glasgow overall.  S4 pupil attainment is higher (+67%) than the Glasgow average and fewer 16-19 year olds are not in employment, education or training (-55%).  Likely development difficulties in pre-school children are lower than the Glasgow average (-45%) but communication delay in young children is higher than average (+24%).

South Nitshill and Darnley - Spine

Neighbourhood Trends

South Nitshill and Darnley - Pop

The number of 12-17 year olds in South Nitshill and Darnley has decreased by 7% since 2011, while the number of 5-11 year olds has increased by 16%.  Healthy life expectancy for males is approximately 3 years higher than Glasgow as a whole but on a par with the Glasgow average for females.

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Pupil attainment in South Nitshill and Darnley is markedly higher than in Glasgow overall, while child poverty and P1 obesity levels are lower than the Glasgow average.  Although more children than average live in proximity to green space, primary school children are less likely to walk to school when compared to the Glasgow average.  Secondary school attendance is higher than the Glasgow average while referrals to children and adolescent mental health services are lower.


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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