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    Glasgow Population and Size

Year

Population

Area (ha)

Area Changes

1300*1,500  
1450*2,000
1600*7,000  
1791*66,000716Anderston to James Street/West Nile Street to Camlachie.
1831202,426883[Necropolis and Blythswood (1830)]
1846280,000 c.2,344Burghs of Anderston, Calton and Gorbals. Districts of Bridgeton, Parkhead Camlachie, Dennistoun, Garngad, Park, Woodside and North Kelvinside.
1872494,8242,442Districts of Keppochhill, Alexandra Parade and the new Glasgow University grounds.
1891658,0734,800Burghs of Govanhill, Crosshill, Pollokshields East, Pollokshields, Maryhill and Hillhead. [Districts of Mount Florida, Langside, Shawlands,  Kelvinside, Possilpark and Springburn. Coplawhill and rest of Gorbals (1878)]
1901761,7125,135[Bellahouston Park and Craigton (1896). Districts of Blackhill, Shawfield and the east end of Glasgow Green (1899)]
1912800,000 c.7,763Burghs of Govan, Partick, Pollokshaws. Districts of Shettleston, Tollcross, West of Govan, Cathcart, Newlands and West of Partick, Dawsholm, Temple and Knightswood.
19211,034,1747,763 
19261,090,38011,942Districts of Lambhill, Millerston, Aikenhead, Mansewood, Kennishead, Carntyne, Cardonald, Robroyston, Nitshill, Hurlet, Crookston, Cardonald, Scotstoun, Yoker and Knightswood.
19381,127,8216,077Districts of Balmuildy, Auchinairn, Cardowan, Gartloch, Queenslie, Linn Park, Jenny Lind, Easterhouse, Darnley, Penilee, Drumry, Drumchapel and Summerston. [Districts of Hogganfield and Carntyne (1931)]
19461,050,00016,077
19511,089,55516,077 
19611,055,01716,077
1971897,48516,077 
1975885,12920,235Burgh of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Mount Vernon, Baillieston.
1981774,06820,235 
1985735,08020,235
1989698,89020,289Minor boundary changes.
1990690,42020,267Minor boundary changes.
1991688,60020,267 
1994680,00020,267
1995674,82020,267 
1996616,43017,730Rutherglen and Cambuslang transferred to South Lanarkshire.

* Figures for 1300 to 1800 are estimates.

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