Yorkhill and Anderston

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Yorkhill and Anderston

Children and Young People's Profile

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Yorkhill and Anderston has a population of 4,796 children and young people (aged 0-24 years).

Yorkhill and Anderston - Picture

Neighbourhood Comparisons with Glasgow

The proportion of school age children in Yorkhill and Anderston is markedly lower than Glasgow overall but 18-24 year olds make up 30% of the population.  33% of under 25s are from a minority ethnic group.  79% of children live within 400m of green space.  The neighbourhood has fewer babies exposed to passive smoking (-70%) and offenders (-55%) but more overcrowding (+61%) than in Glasgow overall, as well as higher levels of obesity in P1 children (+54%).  S4 pupil attainment is higher (+18%) than the Glasgow average and fewer 16-19 year olds are not in employment, education or training (-58%).  Likely development difficulties in pre-school children are higher than the Glasgow average (+61%) but communication delay in young children is lower than average (-32%).

Yorkhill and Anderston - Spine

Neighbourhood Trends

Yorkhill and Anderston - Pop

The number of 0-24 year olds in Yorkhill and Anderston has increased by 13% since 2011, with the largest increases being among 0-4 year olds (21%) and 18-24 year olds (13%).  Healthy life expectancy for males is on a par with Glasgow as a whole and is approximately 1 year lower for females.

Yorkhill and Anderston - Bar chart

Pupil attainment and P1 obesity levels in Yorkhill and Anderston are higher than in Glasgow overall, while child poverty is on a par with the Glasgow average.  The number of children living in proximity to green space is similar to Glasgow overall but primary school children are less likely to walk to school.  The proportion of children and young people from minority ethnic groups is higher than the Glasgow average and 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.

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.