Increase in persons with an intellectual disability between 2011 and 2016

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) released some Census 2016 summary results last Thursday.

The results show that there has been an increase in persons with a disability between 2011-2016.

There was a total of 643,131 people with a disability in April 2016, which constitutes 13.5% of the general population (up from 595,335 or 13% of the population in 2011).

The number of people with an intellectual disability also rose between 2011 and 2016.

66,611 people reported having an intellectual disability in 2016 (up from 57,709 people in 2011).

Census 2016 data also shows that the number of people with a disability at work increased between 2011 and 2016.

Among those aged between 25-34, almost half were working compared to only a quarter of those aged between 55-64.

More information on disability will be available later in the year as the CSO release more data.

You can read Census 2016 Health, Disability and Caring here.