Shawlands and Strathbungo

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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Shawlands and Strathbungo

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Shawlands and Strathbungo is a neighbourhood in the south of Glasgow with a population of 8,531.


Neighbourhood comparisons with Glasgow

Estimates of life expectancy for both men and women are higher than the Glasgow average. Women live approximately four years longer than men. There are lower percentages of children (13%) and older people (11%) - defined as aged 65 years and over - than in Glasgow as a whole. The proportion of people from an ethnic minority, 15%, is above average. Claimant rates relating to unemployment and disability benefits are lower than average. Levels of deprivation and child poverty are much lower than the Glasgow average.

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Neighbourhood trends

39Shawlands and Strathbungo   Charts1Life expectancy for both males and females has risen in recent years in Shawlands and Strathbungo and has remained above the Glasgow average.  In the most recent period shown (2008-12), male and female life expectancy was very similar to the Scottish average.

39Shawlands and Strathbungo   Charts2The population in Shawlands and Strathbungo increased by 4% between 1996 and 2012, largely due to an increase in the numbers of 45-64 year olds. The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group increased from 11% in 2001 to 15% in 2011 and remains higher than the Glasgow average.


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:
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.