Census Data

South West: Disability

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000009

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Key Facts

All Residents 5,701,186
Male 2,789,635
Female 2,911,551
Households 2,448,881
Population Density (people/km2) 239.2
Table Codets038
Issued2023-01-19
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options5

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by long-term health problems or disabilities. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.

Summary

People who assessed their day-to-day activities as limited by long-term physical or mental health conditions or illnesses are considered disabled. This definition of a disabled person meets the harmonised standard for measuring disability and is in line with the Equality Act (2010).

Disability: Total: All usual residents 5,701,186
Disabled under the Equality Act 1,058,092
Disabled under the Equality Act: Day-to-day activities limited a lot 421,925
Disabled under the Equality Act: Day-to-day activities limited a little 636,167
Not disabled under the Equality Act 4,643,094
Not disabled under the Equality Act: Has long term physical or mental health condition but day-to-day activities are not limited 441,674
Not disabled under the Equality Act: No long term physical or mental health conditions 4,201,420

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