The socio-spatial distribution of alcohol outlets in Glasgow city

Published: October 2009

The aim of this study was to examine the distribution of alcohol outlets by area deprivation across Glasgow, Scotland.  All alcohol outlets were mapped and density per 1000 residents and proximity to nearest outlet calculated across quintiles of area deprivation. The socio-spatial distribution of alcohol outlets varies by deprivation across Glasgow but not systematically. Some deprived areas contain the highest concentration while others in similar deprivation quintiles contain very few. Considerations of the local context are important in examining access to alcohol but more research is also required on purchasing behaviour.


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Violence, Drugs and Alcohol