The demographics of people with complex disabilities
Our research shows that there are approximately 1.6 million people with complex disabilities in the UK. We analysed age, sex and ethnicity to better understand and support the individuals who make up this figure.
Our estimates show that people with complex disabilities in the UK are predominantly adults, aged 18 and over. If we look at the break down by age group, we can see that 42% are between 18-64 (approximately 667,000 people) and 38% are over 65 (approximately 606,000 people). For the younger age group, our analysis indicates that 20% of people are between 0-17 years old (approximately 318,000 people).
|Age group||Number of people|
|Over 65 years||606,155|
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.
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