Census Data

England and Wales: Disability, age-standardised proportions

Location Type: England and Wales, ONS Geographic Code: K04000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 59,597,542
Male 29,177,340
Female 30,420,202
Households 24,783,199
Population Density (people/km2) 394.6

This is the top-level dataset for the whole of England and Wales. Drill down further by selecting a country:



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Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options4

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. Age-standardisation allows for comparisons between populations that may contain proportions of different ages, represented as a percentage.


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: Disabled under the Equality Act: Day-to-day activities limited a lot 7.6
Disabled under the Equality Act: Day-to-day activities limited a little 10.2
Not disabled under the Equality Act 82.2

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