Tollcross and West Shettleston

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Tollcross and West Shettleston

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Tollcross and West Shettleston is a neighbourhood in the north east of Glasgow with a population of 16,021.


Neighbourhood comparisons with Glasgow

Estimates of male and female life expectancy in Tollcross and West Shettleston are slightly below the Glasgow average. Women live on average for over six years longer than men. Single parent households make up half of all households with dependent children. Ninety-two per cent of people live near to vacant or derelict land. Twenty-nine per cent of adults are claiming out of work benefits. Thirty-seven per cent of children live in poverty and levels of deprivation are higher than the Glasgow average. Twenty-seven per cent of people have a limiting disability.

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Neighbourhood trends

47Mount Vernon and East Shettleston   Charts1Life expectancy for both males and females has risen in recent years in Tollcross and West Shettleston but has remained below the Glasgow average.  Male and female life expectancy remains significantly lower than the Scottish average.

52Tollcross and West Shettleston   Charts2The population in Tollcross and West Shettleston increased by 3% between 1996 and 2012, within this there was a notable increase in 45-64 years olds (+32%). The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group, while low, increased from just over 1% in 2001 to 4% in 2011 and remains lower than the Glasgow average.


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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:
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 2011 which can be accessed via this link.