Complex disabilities in Scotland

Figures for complex disabilities in Scotland

map of the uk with scotland highlighted

There are 157,000 people with complex disabilities in Scotland.

Of the 1.6 million people estimated to be living in the UK with complex disabilities, approximately 157,000 are in Scotland.

Analysis suggests that the characteristics of these people are as follows.

Age groupNumber of people
0-17 years24,869
18-64 years76,116
Over 65 years59,369
SexNumber of people
Ethnic minority groupNumber of people

Where do these numbers come from?

These figures come from analysis we completed with the National Centre for Social Research. We used data from the Department for Work and Pensions Family Resources Survey, in combination with historic and future estimates of the make-up of the UK population.

Our methodology explains how we have measured complex disabilities.

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