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GLASGOW’S Population Rises By More Than 40,000 In 16 Years

LATEST figures show that Glasgow’s population was 621,020 in mid-2017, a rise of almost 6,000 from the previous year and up from 578,710 in 2001.

This represents a rise of almost 7.5 per cent in 16 years.

The figures — released by the National Records of Scotland — show that Glasgow differed from the national trend in that most of this rise came from increases in the number of people aged between 16 to 64.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The latest figures for Glasgow’s population are very encouraging, and show a young and growing city.

“What is particularly interesting is the rise in the amount of people of studying and working age moving to the city, which is a real sign of confidence in our future prospects, and bodes well for Glasgow’s economic growth.”