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  • Sport participation and disabled people

    Disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive (43 per cent) than non-disabled people (21 per cent).

    Source:
    Sport England, Active Lives 1 2015-16
  • Disability and employment

    22 per cent of respondents thought that disabled people would be less effective at work than non-disabled people. 

    Source:
    British Social Attitudes Survey
  • Disabled people and the internet

    Disabled people in England are less likely than non-disabled people to have accessed the internet in 2013 (65.1 per cent compared with 89.8 per cent).
    27 per cent of disabled adults had still never used the internet compared with 11 per cent of non-disabled adults.

    Source:
    Office for National Statistics 2015
  • Disabled people in England

    There are 11 million disabled people in England, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the total population. This shows an increase of 1.1 million since 2013-14, attributed to an increase in the number of working-adults reporting a disability.

    Source:
    DWP Family Resources Survey 2015-2016
  • Disability and age

    The prevalence of disability rises with age. In the UK 7 per cent of children are disabled, compared with 18 per cent of working age adults and 44 per cent of people over state pension age.

    Source:
    DWP Family Resources Survey 2015-2016
  • Disability and gender

    There are more disabled women than men. 23 per cent of women are disabled, compared 19 per cent of men.

    Source:
    DWP Family Resources Survey 2015-2016
  • Disability and region

    Disability is most prevalent in the north of England. 25 per cent of people in the North East and North West stated they are disabled. London has the lowest prevalence with only 14 per cent of people stating they are disabled.

    For a full regional breakdown visit DWP website.

    Source:
    DWP Family Resources Survey 2015-2016
  • Disability and ethnicity

    People from white ethnic groups (20 per cent) are almost twice as likely as those from non-white ethnic groups (11 per cent) to have a limiting long-standing illness or disability.

    Source:
    Office for National Statistics, Adult Health in Great Britain 2012
  • Largest impairment groups

    The largest disability impairment groups in England are people with long-term pain (54 per cent), people with long-term health conditions e.g. diabetes (47 per cent) and people with mobility impairments (36 per cent).

    Source:
    Sport England, Mapping Disability: The facts 2016
  • Other impairment breakdowns

    1.41 million people in England have a learning (intellectual) disability. 1.33 million people in England have a mental health condition. 960,000 people in England have a visual impairment. 870,000 people in England are deaf or hard of hearing.

    Source:
    Sport England, Mapping Disability: The facts 2016
  • Multiple impairments

    Almost three quarters of disabled people have more than one type of impairment.

    Source:
    Sport England, Mapping Disability: The facts 2016
  • Participation and disabled people

    From 2012-14 disabled adults were much more likely to report being limited in leisure activities (27.9 per cent) than non-disabled people (2.8 per cent).

    Source:
    Equality and Human Rights Commission, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal 2017