Official Disability Statistics

“Where can I find official statistics on disability?” We often hear this question asked by a wide range of people, from local politicians through to disabled people themselves.

  • There are over 11 million people with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability 1.
  • The most commonly-reported impairments are those that affect mobility, lifting or carrying 2.
  • The prevalence of disability rises with age. Around 6% of children are disabled, compared to 16% of working age adults and 45% of adults over State Pension age.

To read these and more “official” government statistics on disability, visit the website