Calton and Bridgeton

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Calton and Bridgeton

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Calton and Bridgeton is a neighbourhood in the north east of Glasgow with a population of 15,552.


Neighbourhood comparisons with Glasgow

Estimates of male and female life expectancy in Calton and Bridgeton are lower than the Glasgow average. Women live on average for nine years longer than men. There is a lower percentage of children (11%) and older people - defined as aged 65 years and over - (12%) in the population than in Glasgow as a whole. Twelve per cent of the population is from an ethnic minority and single parent households make up 51% of all households with dependent children. A quarter of households are overcrowded. Claimant rates for unemployment and disability benefits are higher than average. Levels of child poverty are much higher than the Glasgow average.

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Neighbourhood trends

42Calton and Bridgeton   Charts1Life expectancy for both males and females has risen in recent years in Calton and Bridgeton but has remained below the Glasgow average. In the most recent period shown (2008-12), life expectancy was notably lower than the Scottish average, particularly for men.

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The population in Calton and Bridgeton increased significantly by 36% between 1996 and 2012, mainly due to a large increase in the numbers of young adults (16-44 year olds). The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group increased from 3% in 2001 to 12% in 2011 and is now higher than the Glasgow average.

Research Links - Research was carried out into the impact of neighbourhood improvements in Calton since 2010 as part of the Glasgow City Equally Well Test Site. A report of this research and accompanying scrapbooks can be accessed from the GCPH website.


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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.