Let us know what you think about the Understanding Glasgow website!

09 December 2021

The Understanding Glasgow website, launched in January 2011, was created to present a set of health and wellbeing indicators for the city.

Its aim was to improve understanding of health and its determinants in Glasgow and to be a tool whereby inequality could be highlighted and monitored, and progress measured. 

The website

The data is centred on 12 key domains, representing a dynamic interlinked view of different aspects of health and life in the city.

The site contains in excess of 190 indicators across these 12 domains and a further seven domains focused on children’s health and wellbeing. These are presented via graphs and maps, and have accompanying interpretation.

Understanding Glasgow mandala

Growing the site and adding resources

Other resources have been added over the last decade, including case studies of community projects using assets-based approaches, a series of short films about life in Glasgow and a section on using the data in educational and policy settings, which includes examples of Glasgow Game events.  

A set of Health and wellbeing profiles were added in 2014 which highlight differences in health and life circumstances across the city. A further set of  children and young people’s profiles were published in 2016 and the newest addition to the profiles section are Children’s Report Cards, published in February 2020. 

The future

We’re now looking to revamp the website and would love to get user feedback to help us develop the site and make it even more useful to people looking for data and information on health and wellbeing in the city. The survey will take less than 5 minutes and is anonymous. You can also tweet us any thoughts you have about the website to @theGCPH. Thank you!


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