Context briefing 1: Changes in population, deprivation & health

Thursday 27 March 2014

This briefing provides information about changes taking place in Glasgow’s population as a whole. Three sets of issues are covered. First the ways in which the size, shape and diversity of the city’s population composition is changing is explored. Levels of deprivation in Glasgow as measured in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) are considered. Finally, trends in health and health-related behaviours as a backdrop to understanding the related trends that are seen within the GoWell study areas are discussed.