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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Easterhouse is a neighbourhood in the north east of Glasgow with a population of 8,923.


Neighbourhood comparisons with Glasgow

Estimates of male and female life expectancy in Easterhouse are slightly lower than the Glasgow average. Women live, on average, for nearly eight years longer than men. Children make up over a fifth of the population (21%) but there is a lower proportion of older people (11%) than in Glasgow as a whole. Single parent households account for 51% of all households with dependent children. Rates of claiming unemployment and disability related benefits are higher than the Glasgow average. Levels of deprivation and child poverty are also higher than average.

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Neighbourhood trends

44Easterhouse   Charts1
Life expectancy for both males and females has risen in recent years in Easterhouse but remains slightly lower than the Glasgow average. Life expectancy is considerably lower than the Scottish average; this is particularly the case for men.

44Easterhouse   Charts2
The population in Easterhouse decreased by 24% between 1996 and 2012, largely due to reductions in the numbers of children and young adults (15-44 year olds). The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group, while still low, increased from 1% in 2001 to 3% in 2011. 


A document giving detailed notes and definitions for the information presented in this profile can be downloaded here.

An Excel workbook containing the data used in all of the profiles can be downloaded here. This workbook also includes alternative output formats and further breakdowns of some of the variables.

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: http://simd.scotland.gov.uk/publication-2012
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.