Yorkhill and Anderston

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Yorkhill and Anderston

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Yorkhill and Anderston is a neighbourhood in the north west of Glasgow with a population of 10,775.


Neighbourhood comparisons with Glasgow

Women in Yorkhill and Anderston live, on average, for eight and a half years longer than men. Life expectancy for both males and females is lower than the Glasgow average. Eighty-six per cent of the total population are of working age (16-64 years), while the percentages of children and older people are much lower than the Glasgow average. The percentages of people who are income or employment deprived, and of young people not in employment, education or training, are particularly low compared to the average for both Glasgow and Scotland. More than a quarter of the population in Yorkhill and Anderston are from ethnic minority groups.

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Neighbourhood trends

3Yorkhill and Anderston   Charts1Life expectancy for both males and females has risen in recent years in Yorkhill and Anderston but has remained considerably below the Glasgow average, particularly for males. 

3Yorkhill and Anderston   Charts2The overall population in Yorkhill and Anderston increased by 33% between 1996 and 2012, largely due to increases in the numbers of working age adults (aged 16-64 years). The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group increased from 12% in 2001 to 26% in 2011, a figure which is double 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: http://simd.scotland.gov.uk/publication-2012
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.