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Article - Disabled people in UK 2017
There are around 11.9 million disabled individuals in the UK. Almost 1 in 5 individuals in the UK have a disability; this figure has remained relatively consistent in time.
- The frequency of impairment rises with age: in 2012/13, 7% of kids were disabled (0.9 million), compared to 16% of grownups of working age (6.1 million), and 42% of adults over state pension age (5.1 million). There are more handicapped ladies than guys in the UK.
- In 2014/15, the most typical problems that disabled individuals had were: movement (57%), stamina/breathing/fatigue (38%), mastery (28%) and mental health (16%). Some individuals had more than one problems but were asked to identify which one had the most effect on every day life.
- The distribution of handicapped people is relatively uniformly spread out across the UK. The North East, Wales, the North West and East Midlands have the greatest rates of special needs, while London, the South East and the East of England have the most affordable.
- People from white ethnic groups are nearly two times as likely as those from non-white ethnic groups to have a restricting long-standing illness or disability (20% compared with 11%).
- Disabled individuals are less most likely to be in work. In January 2016, the UK employment rate amongst working age handicapped individuals was 46.5% (4.1 million), compared with 84%% of non-disabled individuals.
- 44.3% of working age handicapped individuals are economically inactive. This figure is almost 4 times higher than for nondisabled individuals (11.5 %).
- The 2 most frequently specified needs for work among adults with problems are modified hours or days or minimized work hours, and tax credits.
- The 2 most common barriers to work among adults with impairments are a lack of job opportunities (43%) and trouble with transport (29%).
- Disabled adults are almost 3 times as most likely as non-disabled grownups to have no formal certifications, 30% and 11% respectively.
- The 2 primary barriers to instructional chances for disabled grownups are financing (15%) and a health condition, health problem or impairment (9%).
- 19% of families that consist of a disabled individual live in relative income hardship (below 60% of average earnings), compared to 14% of homes without a disabled individual.
- The gap of people in outright low income in between families where a minimum of 1 member is handicapped and those where no-one is handicapped has actually increased over the last couple of years.
- The biggest space is among working-age grownups in families with a minimum of 1 handicapped person (22% compared to 12%).
- The high level of joblessness is the primary reason so many handicapped individuals remain in low earnings households.
- Handicapped individuals pay usually â‚¤ 550 each month on extra costs associated with their impairment. As a result of these extra expenses, handicapped individuals are twice as likely to have unsecured debt amounting to more than half of their home earnings.
- Handicapped guys experience a pay space of 11% compared with non-disabled males, while the gap between handicapped females and non-disabled women is double this at 22%.
- Disabled people experience much lower economic living standards than their peers.
- Handicapped people face a disproportionate probability of living in a denied area, and are more likely than non-disabled people to reside in bad real estate.
- There is a scarcity of housing that is particularly developed to fulfill handicapped people's requirements.
- Most of homes in England (84%) do not permit somebody using a wheelchair to get to and through the front door without difficulty.
- Transportation is the largest issue for handicapped individuals in their city. Pavement/road upkeep, gain access to, and frequency of public transport are the greatest problems.
- It is estimated there are 62,000 special needs determined hate criminal offenses each year.
- The yearly cost of bringing up a disabled kid is 3 times greater than that of bringing up a non-disabled kid.
- 40% of handicapped kids in the UK reside in poverty. This represents around 320,000 handicapped children, and practically a third of those are categorized as living in 'extreme poverty'.
- Kids in households containing 1 or more disabled person are twice as likely to reside in homes with combined low income and material deprivation as those in households without any handicapped person (22% compared with 10%).
- 1 in 4 individuals will experience mental illness in any given year.
- In general, 1 in 10 adults in Britain experience depression at any one time. Around 1 in 20 individuals at any one time experience significant or 'scientific' depression.
- Nearly 4 in 10 people considered disabled people as less productive than non-disabled individuals, and 75% of people considered handicapped individuals as needing to be taken care of some or the majority of the time. This suggests a degree of 'benevolent bias' exists to handicapped individuals.
- It is approximated that the variety of older disabled people is likely to increase by around 40% between 2002 and 2022, if age associated disability rates stay continuous.
- The World Health Organisation has predicted that anxiety will be the leading reason for disability by 2020. Psychological illness and finding out disabilities in particular are anticipated to grow.
- Handicapped individuals are disadvantaged in the labour market in all European countries. At the European Union (EU) level, about 47% of disabled individuals are utilized, compared to 72% of non-disabled people. The typical employment gap is 25%.
- Disabled people face a greater danger of poverty compared with non-disabled individuals across all EU member states. At the EU level, 19% of disabled individuals face the risk of living in hardship, compared to 15% of non-disabled individuals.
- People in nursing/care/retirement establishments and long stay hospitals are not included in these figures.