Disability prevalence by impairment in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017/18

This statistic displays the prevalence of individuals living with a disability in the United Kingdom in 2017/18, by impairment type. In this year, approximately 49 percent of individuals with a disability suffered an impairment to their mobility.

Prevalence of disability in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/18, by impairment type

Share of individuals
Mobility49%
Stamina/breathing/fatigue37%
Dexterity 26%
Mental health 25%
Memory 16%
Hearing 14%
Learning13%
Vision 12%
Social/ behavioural9%
Other17%
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Sources

Release date

March 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017/18

Number of respondents

9,633 respondents

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes


Numbers may not round to 100 as individuals may have more than one disability.

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