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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Children and Young People's Profile

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Croftfoot has a population of 1,986 children and young people (aged 0-24 years).

Croftfoot - Picture

Neighbourhood Comparisons with Glasgow

The proportion of school age children in Croftfoot is markedly higher than Glasgow as a whole.  6% of under 25s are from a minority ethnic group.  90% of children live within 400m of green space.  The neighbourhood has fewer referrals to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (-55%) and less overcrowding (-30%) than in Glasgow overall but has more offenders (+35%).  S4 pupil attainment is lower (-12%) than the Glasgow average and 89% 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 (-55%) but communication delay in young children is higher than average (+8%).

Croftfoot - Spine

Neighbourhood Trends

Croftfoot - Pop

The number of 18-24 year olds in Croftfoot has decreased by 21% since 2011, while the number of 0-24 year olds overall has decreased by 10%.  Healthy life expectancy for males and females is approximately 6 years higher than Glasgow as a whole.

Croftfoot - Bar chart

Pupil attainment, child poverty and P1 obesity levels in Croftfoot are lower than in Glasgow overall.  More children than average live in proximity to green space and primary school children are more likely to walk to school when compared to Glasgow overall.  Secondary school attendance and referrals to children and adolescent mental health services are on a par with the Glasgow average while the proportion of children and young people from minority ethnic groups is 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.

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.