Official Statistics

Disability facts and figures

A summary of the main statistics on disability in Great Britain.



More recent statistics about disability issues are available in the Family Resources Survey. This is an annual report that provides facts and figures about the incomes and living circumstances of households and families in the UK.

These statistics are taken from a range of different surveys carried out in Great Britain and are categorised by the following topics:

  • general demographics
  • living standards
  • employment
  • education
  • post-19 education
  • independent living
  • discrimination
  • leisure, social and cultural activities
  • civic involvement and volunteering
  • transport
  • communications
  • justice system
  • housing
  • disability equality indicators

We review and update them as new data is published.

Published 16 January 2014