Official Statistics

Disability facts and figures

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



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