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Men Outnumber Women In South Lanarkshire
The next generation of South Lanarkshire’s men are set to outnumber its women – a complete reversal of the current overall picture.
According to new population figures released by the Office for National Statistics there are 30,540 girls aged under 18 and 31,671 boys of the same age.
This is a ratio of 1.03 boys for every girl and indicates that a big change may be on the cards when it comes to the gender imbalance.
South Lanarkshire’s population as a whole now shows that women outnumber men, with 0.9 men for every woman – 152,399 men and 163,831 women.
These latest figures from the mid-2015 population estimates show that the next generation is on course to upset the balance and, if the trend continues, could eventually swing the balance of the entire population over to the male side.
In North Lanarkshire the picture is the same as there are 35,074 females aged under 18 and 36,490 males – a ratio of 1.04 boys for every girl.
The overall population of North Lanarkshire has 0.93 males to every female – coming in at 174,656 females and 163,604 males.
Shetland is currently the only part of Scotland where there are more men of all ages than there are women of all ages.
However, when only children are counted, all 32 of the local authorities in the country have a male-dominated population.
Across Scotland there are 2,610,469 males and 2,762,531 females.