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  • Non-disabled people and inclusive activities

    In 2016, just 14 per cent of non-disabled people were aware of having previously taken part in sport with disabled people. However, almost three quarters (73 per cent) of non-disabled people said they were open to taking part in sport with disabled people. 

    Source:
    Activity Alliance, Taking part with disabled people Report 2019
  • Disabled people and the internet

    Disabled people in England are less likely than non-disabled people to have accessed the internet in 2019 (78 per cent vs 95 per cent). 18 per cent of disabled adults had still never used the internet compared with 4 per cent of non-disabled adults. 

    Source:
    Office of National Statistics, Internet Users 2019
  • Disabled people and digital skills

    Disabled people are 35 per cent less likely to have essential digital skills than non-disabled people.

    Source:
    Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index 2019
  • Disabled people and online physical activity

    Only 20 per cent of disabled people said they had taken part in physical activity led by an online instructor at home compared to 31 per cent of non-disabled people.

    Source:
    Activity Alliance, Annual Disability and Activity Survey 2020-21
  • Walking and cycling for travel

    Disabled people are less likely to walk for travel (42 per cent compared to 56 per cent of non-disabled people) and cycle for travel (7 per cent compared to 14 per cent of non-disabled people).

    Source:
    Sport England, Active Lives Adult Survey May 2020-21
  • Employment

    Between January and March 2019, more than 3.9 million disabled people were in work, but disabled people were more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. 8 per cent of disabled people were unemployed compared to 3 per cent of non-disabled people. 

    Source:
    House of Commons, People with disabilities in employment May 2019
  • Employment and activity levels

    Disabled people who are unemployed are much more likely to be inactive than disabled people who are employed (42 per cent vs 27 per cent).

    Source:
    Sport England, Active Lives Adult Survey May 2020-21
  • Education and activity levels

    Disabled people with no qualifications are twice as likely to be physically inactive as disabled people who have a higher education qualification (63 per cent vs 33 per cent).

    Source:
    Sport England, Active Lives Adult Survey May 2020-21
  • Population of disabled children and young people

    There are 1 million disabled children in England: this is 8 per cent of all children.

    Source:
    Department for Work and Pensions, Family Resources Survey 2019-20
  • Living standards

    A disabled working-age adult is more than twice as likely to be in poverty than a non-disabled adult.

    Source:
    Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK Poverty 2019-20
  • Socioeconomic status and activity

    Disabled people from lower socioeconomic groups are much more likely to be inactive than disabled people from higher socioeconomic groups (45 per cent vs 29 per cent).

    Source:
    Sport England, Active Lives Adult Survey May 2020-21
  • Disability benefits and being active

    Almost two thirds (65 per cent) of disabled people we spoke to said they rely on benefits to be active. Almost half (47 per cent) are fearful of losing their benefits if they are seen to be more active. More than half (55 per cent) said they were likely to be more active if benefits weren't at risk of being taken away. 

    Source:
    Activity Alliance, The Activity Trap Report 2018