Balornock and Barmulloch

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Balornock and Barmulloch

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Balornock and Barmulloch is a neighbourhood in the north east of Glasgow with a population of 7,235. 


Neighbourhood comparisons with Glasgow

Women in Balornock and Barmulloch live, on average, seven years longer than men. Life expectancy for women in the neighbourhood is the same as the Glasgow average but is slightly lower than the Glasgow average for men. The area has a relatively large older population - defined as aged 65 years and over.  Nine out of ten people live within 500 metres of vacant or derelict land. The area has a particularly high percentage of young people not in education, employment or training and the proportion of children living in poverty is considerably higher than the Glasgow average. The neighbourhood has a low employment rate compared with the Glasgow and Scotland averages.

4Balornock and Barmulloch   Spine Neighbourhood trends

4Balornock and Barmulloch   Charts1Life expectancy for both males and females has risen in recent years in Balornock and Barmulloch but has remained below the Glasgow average for males.

4Balornock and Barmulloch   Charts2
The overall population in Balornock and Barmulloch decreased by 10% between 1996 and 2012 with decreases observed across all age groups. The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group increased from 1% in 2001 to 4% in 2011, this is considerably lower than the Glasgow average between 2001 and 2011.


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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.