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Basics

 

Latitude55.53N
Longitude4.15W
Annual Sunshine (1996)1,470 hours
Annual Rainfall (1996)35 inches
City of Glasgow area17,730 hectares (68 sq miles)
RiverClyde (c. 100 miles long)
UK Parliamentary Constituencies9
Local Government Electoral Wards
 
83
Population

 

Population (1996 Figures)616,430
Age Groups
0-1925%
20-3934%
40 - Retirement Age23%
Retirement Age +18%
Households273,600
Average Household size
 
2.3
Housing

 

Number of Houses285,199
Tenure
Local Authority37%
Owner-Occupied44%
Private Rented5%
Housing Association11%
Scottish Homes3%
Private House Completions (Year)
1995/961,750
1996/97
 
1,840
Transport

 

Car Ownership 1994218 cars/1,000 people
Public Parking Spaces in City Centre14,000
Mainline Rail Termini2 (Glasgow Central and Queen Street)
Bus Station1 (Buchanan Street)
Glasgow Airport8 south-west of City Centre
Underground
 
15 stations in a 6 mile loop
Employment

 

Services83%
Manufacturing11%
Other Production and Construction6%
Unemployed (April 1997)30,188 (12%)
Long-term unemployed35%
Male unemployment
 
80% (as % of total unemployed)
Education

 

Secondary Schools38
Primary Schools202
School Roll78,000
Universities3
Total number of students45,000
Further Education Colleges
 
11
Environment and Conservation

 

Countryside/Green Belt3,870 hectares
Vacant Land1,620 hectares
Conservation Areas19
Listed Buildings1,780
Wildlife Sites of City-wide Importance40
Sites of Special Scientific Interest
 
5
Health and Social Facilities

 

National Health Trusts8
Hospitals28
Health Centres19
Childrens' Homes25
Elderly Peoples' Homes
 
60
Sport and Leisure Facilities

 

Local Parks57
District Parks12
City Parks5
Principal Civic Spaces6
Indoor International Sports Arena1
Golf Courses4
Indoor Sports Centres10
Libraries31
Mobile Libraries
 
2

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