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The City of Glasgow is divided into a number of wards. These electoral districts, as they are also known, are used to elect councillors to Glasgow City Council. The council, composed of the elected members from each ward, provides local government services to the City of Glasgow.

Wards of Glasgow
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CityGlasgow
CouncilGlasgow City Council
Area
 • Total176 km2 (68 sq mi)
Population
 • Total606,340
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)

There are 23 wards situated within the perimeters of Glasgow City Council. Each one elects 3 or 4 councillors every five years in the Scottish local council elections. The most recent elections were held in 2017.

Glasgow City Council is one of the 32 council areas for Scotland (each council containing a number of wards). The boundaries for all Scottish council areas and their sub divisional wards are regulated and regularly reviewed by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland.

MapEdit

The following is a map of the current party representation for each ward, shown within the area served by Glasgow City Council.

Party colour Party name
Conservative
Scottish Green
Labour
Scottish National Party


 
Results of the 2017 local council elections for Glasgow

List of WardsEdit

The following is a list of each Glasgow ward and its population data.

 
Glasgow wards by number
Ward Number Ward Name Location with respect to
the River Clyde
Area [3]
(km²)
Population [4]
(2015 estimate)
Density
(inh./km²)
1. Linn South 11.10 29,575 2,664
2. Newlands/Auldburn South 9.93 23,144 2,330
3. Greater Pollok South 11.70 30,729 2,626
4. Cardonald South 7.27 29,639 4,076
5. Govan South 8.26 26,769 3,240
6. Pollokshields South 6.29 27,983 4,448
7. Langside South 4.67 29,060 6,222
8. Southside Central South 4.29 25,266 5,889
9. Calton North 6.38 27,460 4,304
10. Anderston/City/Yorkhill North 5.75 30,184 5,249
11. Hillhead North 2.92 25,411 8,702
12. Victoria Park North 4.41 20,950 4,750
13. Garscadden/Scotstounhill North 5.94 30,565 5,145
14. Drumchapel/Anniesland North 7.30 29,432 4,031
15. Maryhill North 4.99 22,244 4,457
16. Canal North 14.40 25,000 1,736
17. Springburn/Robroyston North 9.50 27,237 2,867
18. East Centre North 6.36 27,991 4,401
19. Shettleston North 10.40 25,806 2,481
20. Baillieston North 10.10 21,663 2,144
21. North East North 14.90 20,457 1,372
22. Dennistoun North 5.21 20,861 4,004
23. Partick East/Kelvindale North 3.91 28,914 7,394
Σ Total (Glasgow City) Central 175.98 606,340 3,445

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (Total of all wards) https://mapit.mysociety.org/area/2579.html - KML file imported to mapping software
  2. ^ [2015] (Total of all wards) http://statistics.gov.scot/data/population-estimates-current-geographic-boundaries - Council Area (Glasgow City)
  3. ^ "Glasgow City Council wards - MapIt". mapit.mysociety.org. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. ^ Population statistics for each ward - https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18820