Poverty in Glasgow

Some key statistics about poverty in Glasgow:

  • Around one in three of the city’s children live in poverty.
  • Just over a quarter of children living in poverty live in workless households.
  • About one in five families with children say they don’t manage well financially, have some money difficulties or are in deep financial trouble.
  • About one in six adults don’t have access to a bank or building society account.
  • Around one in five working Glaswegians earns below the Living Wage.
  • Almost half of working-age Scots living in poverty are in households where someone works.

You can get more information on the nature and scale of poverty in the city from the following sources: