Kelvindale and Kelvinside

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Kelvindale and Kelvinside

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Kelvindale and Kelvinside is a neighbourhood in the north west of Glasgow with a population of 9,641.


Neighbourhood comparison with Glasgow

Women in Kelvindale and Kelvinside live, on average, over four years longer than men. Male and female life expectancy in Kelvindale and Kelvinside is higher than the Glasgow average, particularly for males. The neighbourhood has a relatively high employment rate and a majority of households are owner occupied, 74%. Less than 1% claim disability benefits, while just 6% claim out of work benefits. 

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Neighbourhood trends

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Life expectancy for both males and females in Kelvindale and Kelvinside has risen in recent years and has remained considerably higher than the Glasgow average.  Male and female life expectancy was higher than the Scottish average throughout the period shown.

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The population in Kelvindale and Kelvinside increased by 6% between 1996 and 2012, largely due to an increase in the number of 45-64 year olds. The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group increased from 9% in 2001 to 14% in 2011, remaining slightly 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.