Top 12 Glasgow areas with most growth since 2001

Glasgow’s population has been on the rise since 2006, following decades of Glaswegians leaving the city.

12 areas of Glasgow have grown. Pic: Pixabay.

It hit 633,120 in 2019, according to the new ‘Health in a Changing City: Glasgow 2021’ report.

It noted that 12 neighbourhoods in Glasgow had experienced a population growth of over 2000 people between 2001 and 2019.

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So, which areas had the biggest growth?

1. Yorkhill and Anderston - This city centre area saw a whopping 81 per cent rise in its population between 2001 and 2019, far higher than any other neighbourhood.

2. City centre and merchant city - Showing the increase in popularity for city centre living, this area saw a 65 per cent increase in population.

3. South Nitshill and Darnley - From the city centre to the city edge - this area saw a 49 per cent increase in population.

4. Calton and Bridgeton - Another location near the city centre, Calton and Bridgeton experienced a 44 per cent rise in population.

5. Parkhead and Dalmarnock - Not too far from the last entry, Parkhead and Dalmarnock, just to the east of the city centre, saw a rise in population of just under 40 per cent.

6. Broomhill and Partick West - From the east end to the west end, Broomhill and Partick West saw a population growth of around 35 per cent.

7. Greater Gorbals - On the other side of the river, Greater Gorbals is undergoing a bit of transformation at the moment. It also saw a population growth of around 30 per cent.

8. Pollok - In the south side of the city, Pollock had a population growth also around the 30 per cent mark.

9. Hyndland, Dowanhill and Partick East - While not as big a growth as Broomhill and Partick West, this area experienced a rise in population of just over 20 per cent.

10. Dennistoun - Another location near the city centre to see growth, Dennistoun saw a population rise of around 20 per cent.

11. Hillhead and Woodlands - In the heart of Glasgow’s trendy west end, Hillhead and Woodlands had a population growth of around 20 per cent.

12. Carmunnock - Last but not least, Carmunnock, just on the south east edge of the city, also had a growth of around 20 per cent.