Yoker and Scotstoun

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Yoker and Scotstoun

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Yoker and Scotstoun is a neighbourhood in the north west of Glasgow with a population of 12,295.


Neighbourhood comparisons with Glasgow

Women in Yoker and Scotstoun live, on average, six years longer than men. The estimates of life expectancy for both males and females are slightly higher than the Glasgow average. There is a relatively large population of children (0-15 years) in Yoker and Scotstoun. A relatively high percentage of adults in the area claim disability and out of work benefits. A higher percentage of people suffer income and employment deprivation than the Glasgow average.

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Neighbourhood trends

2Yoker and Scotstoun   Charts1Life expectancy for both men and women has risen in recent years in Yoker and Scotstoun and increased to just above the Glasgow average in the most recent years for both males and females.

2Yoker and Scotstoun   Charts2The overall population in Yoker and Scotstoun increased by 6% between 1996 and 2012, largely due to increases in the numbers of 16-44 and 45-64 year olds. The percentage of the total neighbourhood population from a minority ethnic group increased from 4% in 2001 to 14% in 2011, moving above 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: 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.