Disability prevalence estimates 2010/11

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 August 2012
Disabled people
Social welfare
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This document is an update of the Department for Work and Pensions estimates of the number of disabled people in Great Britain, completed by the Office for Disability Issues. The estimated number of disabled people in Great Britain stands at 11.2 million, of whom 5.2 million are adults of working age, 5.2 million are over state pension age and 0.8 million are children. This estimate covers the number of people with a longstanding illness, disability or infirmity, and who have a significant difficulty with day-to-day activities. The document is comprised of four tables showing: the total estimated number of disabled people in Great Britain, from 2002-2011; disability prevalence disaggregated by impairment; disability prevalence disaggregated by gender; and disability prevalence disaggregated by former government office region.

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