Blackhill and Hogganfield

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Blackhill and Hogganfield

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Blackhill and Hogganfield is a neighbourhood in the north east of Glasgow with a population of 4,041.

Neighbourhood comparisons with Glasgow

Women in Blackhill and Hogganfield live, on average, two and a half years longer than men.  Male life expectancy is slightly above the Glasgow average and very similar to the Glasgow average for females. The percentage of people limited ‘a lot’ or ‘a little’ by disability is relatively high, 25%.  A high percentage of young people are not in education, employment or training and a high percentage of the adult population claim unemployment and disability benefits.

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Neighbourhood trends
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Life expectancy for females has risen slightly in recent years in Blackhill and Hogganfield, and is very similar to the average for Glasgow. Male life expectancy, on the other hand, increased to just above the Glasgow average.  

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The overall population in Blackhill and Hogganfield decreased by 6% between 1996 and 2012, largely due to decreases in the numbers of children and of 16-44 year olds. The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group increased slightly from 7% in 2001 to 9% in 2011, but despite this rise dropped below the Glasgow average.


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1. Data sources: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2012, Census 2011, Census 2001, HMRC, NOMIS, National Records of Scotland (NRS) and Scottish Government.
2. Populations presented in the population trend chart and used to calculate life expectancy estimates are taken from NRS small area population estimates and are based on: the 2001 census for the years 1996 - 2001; both the 2001 and 2011 census for the years 2002 - 2010; and the 2011 census for the years 2011-2012.
3. The Income deprivation and Employment deprivation indicators are derived from SIMD 2012, more information on this deprivation index can be found at:
4. Life expectancies are calculated based on population estimates and death registrations. 95% confidence intervals have been added on the graphs to give an indication of their accuracy. The x-axes of the life expectancy graphs give the mid-year for each life expectancy estimate e.g. 2010 represents the life expectancy estimate for the period 2008 – 2012.

Glasgow City Council have also produced neighbourhood profiles based on data from the 2011 Census which can be accessed via this link.