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Population density in the 2011 census in Glasgow.

Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland and the fourth most populous city in the United Kingdom.

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PopulationEdit

Glasgow's total population, according to the 2011 UK census, was 593,245. The population density was 3,390/km2 (8,780/sq mi).

EthnicityEdit

The following table shows the ethnic group of respondents in the 2001 and 2011 censuses in Glasgow.

Ethnic Group 2001[1] 2011[2]
Number % Number %
White: Scottish 503,614 87.15% 466,241 78.59%
White: Other British 20,934 3.62% 24,154 4.07%
White: Irish 11,467 1.98% 11,228 1.89%
White: Gypsy/Traveller[note 1] 407 0.07%
White: Polish[note 2] 8,406 1.42%
White: Other 10,344 1.79% 14,125 2.38%
White: Total 546,359 94.55% 524,561

88.42%

Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British: Indian 4,173 0.72% 8,640 1.46%
Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British: Pakistani 15,330 2.65% 22,405 3.78%
Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British: Bangladeshi 237 0.04% 458 0.08%
Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British: Chinese 3,876 0.67% 10,689 1.80%
Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British: Asian Other 2,020 0.35% 5,566 0.94%
Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British: Total 25,636 4.44% 47,758 8.05%
Black, Black Scottish or Black British[note 3] 1,792 0.31%
African: African, African Scottish or African British 12,298 2.07%
African: Other African 142 0.02%
African: Total 12,440

2.10%

Caribbean 783 0.13%
Black 820 0.14%
Caribbean or Black: Other 203 0.03%
Caribbean or Black: Total 1,806 0.30%
Mixed or multiple ethnic groups: Total 2,046 0.35% 2,879 0.49%
Other: Arab[note 4] 2,631 0.44%
Other: Any other ethnic group 2,036 0.35% 1,170 0.20%
Other: Total 2,036 0.35% 3,801 0.64%
Total 577,869 100.00% 593,245 100.00%
  1. ^ New category created for the 2011 census
  2. ^ New category created for the 2011 census
  3. ^ Category restructured for the 2011 census
  4. ^ New category created for the 2011 census

LanguagesEdit

The languages other than English used at home in Glasgow according to the 2011 census are shown below.[3]

Language Usual residents aged 3+ Proportion
English only 496,027 86.62%
Gaelic 2,305 0.40%
Scots 2,826 0.49%
British Sign Language 1,717 0.30%
Polish 7,379 1.29%
Other 62,379 10.89%

ReligionEdit

The following table shows the religion of respondents in the 2001 and 2011 censuses in Glasgow.

Current religion 2001[1] 2011[4]
Number % Number %
Church of Scotland 182,172 31.52% 136,889 23.07%
Roman Catholic 168,733 29.20% 161,685 27.25%
Other Christian 23,488 4.06% 24,380 4.11%
Total Christian 374,393 64.79% 322,954 54.44%
Islam 17,792 3.08% 32,117 5.41%
Hinduism 1,209 0.21% 4,074 0.69%
Buddhism 1,194 0.21% 2,570 0.43%
Sikhism 2,374 0.41% 3,149 0.53%
Judaism 1,083 0.19% 897 0.15%
Other religion 3,799 0.66% 1,599 0.27%
No religion 131,189 22.70% 183,835 30.99%
Religion not stated 44,836 7.76% 42,050 7.09%
No religion/Not stated total 176,025 30.46% 225,885 38.08%
Total population 577,869 100.00% 593,245 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Briefing Paper 2011 Census – Release 2A – Results for Glasgow City". Glasgow City Council. 17 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Scotland's Census 2011 – Table KS201SC". scotlandscensus.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Scotland's Census 2011 – Table DC2119SC". scotlandscensus.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Scotland's Census 2011 – Table KS209SCb". scotlandscensus.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 November 2015.