ALMOST half of Glasgow's full-time students belong to an ethnic minority according to a new report.

The city council has studied the detailed findings of the last census carried out in 2011 to get a breakdown of the ethnic make up of the city.

It has discovered 23,500 of the city's 64,400 full-time students belong to an ethnic minority.

In 2011, more than 17% of the city's population belonged to an ethnic minority - ethnic minorities make up 8% of Scotland's population.

A report to councillors says the growth of 15,400 in Glasgow's population between 2001 and 2011 was down to the rising population of ethnic minority groups. Over that period the British white population fell by 34,200.

It adds: "The 'other white' population has grown substantially in Glasgow through the influx of migrants from Poland and other European countries - 8400 people identified themselves as white Polish in the 2011 census."

Calton has had the highest influx of the category described as 'other white' which is made up of Irish, Gypsy/Traveller, Polish and other white nationalities.

There was also significant increases in people from the same group in areas from Broomhill and Greater Govan in the west to Greater Gorbals and Tollcross/West Shettleston in the east.

South Nitshill/Darnley recorded the biggest increase in the black, ethnic minority population but there were also large increases in Sprinburn, Sighthill/Roystonhill, Ruchill/Possilpark, the City Centre, Calton, Ibrox/Kingston, Greater Gorbals, Pollokshields East and Govanhill.

Since 2001 there has been a change in the make-up of the city's black ethnic minority population.

Despite a rise in the number of Pakistanis, they made up only 33% of the BME community compared to 49% a decade earlier.

This is because of an above average rise in the African and Caribbean population - from 6% in 2001 to 21% in 2011. Over the same period the Chinese population rose from 12% to 16%.

More than 30% of the white Scottish, white Irish and white Gypsy/Traveller groups in Glasgow have one or more long term health condition with the white Polish recording the lowest rate at 9.3%.

The survey found 23% of households in Glasgow have dependent children or families with the figure of 56% recorded for Pakistanis.

The number of black minority ethnic people with no religion is 16.5% compared to the city average of 31%.

In 2011, the number of people in the city born outside the UK had doubled to 12% compared with a rise for Scotland from almost 4% in 2001 to 7% in 2011.