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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Drumchapel has a population of 4,605 children and young people (aged 0-24 years).

Drumchapel - Picture

Neighbourhood Comparisons with Glasgow

The proportion of school age children in Drumchapel is markedly higher than Glasgow as a whole.  7% of under 25s are from a minority ethnic group.  93% of children live within 400m of green space.  The neighbourhood has more referrals to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (+53%), emergency hospitalisations for assault (+54%) and babies exposed to passive smoking (+75%) than Glasgow overall.  S4 pupil attainment is lower (-56%) than the Glasgow average and 88% of children leaving school go onto a positive destination (higher/further education, employment or training).  Likely development difficulties in pre-school children are higher than the Glasgow average (+25%) but communication delay in young children is lower than average (-25%).

Drumchapel - Spine

Neighbourhood Trends

Drumchapel - Pop

The number of 18-24 year olds in Drumchapel has decreased by 12% since 2011, while the numbers of 0-4 and 12-17 year olds have both decreased by 10%.  Healthy life expectancy for males is approximately 7 years lower than Glasgow as a whole and 8 years lower for females.

Drumchapel - Bar chart

Pupil attainment in Drumchapel is markedly lower than the Glasgow average, while child poverty and P1 obesity levels are higher.  However, 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 the proportion of children and young people from minority ethnic groups are lower than Glasgow overall but 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.