Facts and statistics
Below are some useful statistics on disabled people. They can help you to understand a large proportion of our society, including demographics and impairment types.
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Disabled people and hate crime
In 2018-19, there were 8,256 disability hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales. An increase of 14 per cent compared with 2017-18.
- Home Office, Hate crime England and Wales 2018-2019
In 2013-14, disabled people and non-disabled people who lived with a disabled person made up almost half (48 per cent) of all people in poverty. More than a quarter (28 per cent) of people in poverty were disabled themselves.
- New Policy Institute, Disability and Poverty: Why disability must be at the centre of poverty reduction 2016
Disabled people and education
In 2018, just 27 per cent of 19-year-olds with special educational needs (SEN) had attained a level 3 qualification (A level or equivalent) compared to 63 per cent of pupils without SEN.
- Department for Education, Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 2018