The Office for National Statistics have recently released a dataset which estimates the number and proportion of people aged 16 and over who are classed as being disabled under the Disability Discrimination Act* definition. This shows that there are estimated to be 80,000 disabled people living in Warwickshire which equates to 19% of the over 16 population. All Warwickshire’s Districts and Boroughs have lower proportions of their adult populations who are disabled than the equivalent National and Regional figures. In the County, North Warwickshire has the largest proportion of its adult population estimated to be disabled at just below 22%.
*The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.