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Prevalence of disability

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  • Release date: 6 December 2011
  • Period covered: 2007-2010
A report presenting information on levels and classifications of disability.

Key points

  • The level of DDA disability in Wales in 2010 was around one fifth of the working age population.
  • In 2010 around three-quarters of DDA disabled people were also work-limiting disabled.
  • The percentage of DDA disabled people generally increased with age. In 2010 over one third of people between the ages of 55 years and pensionable age in Wales had a DDA disability.
  • Employment rates for DDA disabled people were consistently low compared to the non-disabled population.


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