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Disability facts and figures

An overview of official UK disability statistics from the Office for Disability Issues

 

General disability statistics by topic

About these statistics

These statistics are reviewed and updated throughout the year as new data is published. Sources are cited in the footnotes.

The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) publishes annual Disability Equality Indicators which provide more detail on the subject areas presented here.

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Footnotes

  1. Source: Family Resources Survey 2011/12
  2. Source: Family Resources Survey 2011/12
  3. Source: Source: Family Resources Survey 2010/11; *State Pension age changed from 2010/11 and so the definition of State Pension age and Working age is not consistent over time. The State Pension age for men is 65 for men born before 6 April 1959. For women born on or before 6 April 1950, the State Pension age is 60. From 6 April 2010, State Pension age for women born on or before 6 April 1950 started to increase gradually between April 2010 and November 2018. For the purpose of this data, women are defined to be of State Pension age based on their date of birth and the date of the interview
  4. Source: Family Resources Survey 2011/12
  5. Source: Labour Force Survey, Quarter 2, 2012
  6. Source: National Pupil Database 2005/06-2010/11 *These figures are final with the exception of 2010/11 data which are revised figures
  7. Source: Labour Force Survey, Quarter 2, 2012
  8. Source: Labour Force Survey, Quarter 2, 2012
  9. Source: Labour Force Survey, Quarter 2, 2012
  10. Source: ONS Opinions Survey 2011
  11. Source: Fair Treatment at Work Survey 2008
  12. Source: ONS Opinions Survey 2010
  13. Source: Taking Part Survey 2011/12
  14. Source: Citizenship Survey 2010/11
  15. Source: Citizenship Survey 2010/11
  16. Source: ONS Opinions Survey 2011
  17. Source: Department for Transport’s Annual Sample Survey of Bus Operators
  18. Source: British Social Attitudes Survey 2011
  19. Source: British Crime Survey 2010/11
  20. Source: British Crime Survey 2010/11
  21. Source: English House Condition Survey 2008
  22. Source: Survey of English Housing 2007/08

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