Census 2021: Disability

Below you will find disability statistics from Census 2011 and 2021 for Wales and for local authority areas. 

Disability at local authority and MSOA level


ONS has issued a useful interactive maps where you can check numbers and proportions of diverse groups by Local Authority areas and smaller areas called MSOA’s. The map is a useful tool and you can use it below.



Disability in Wales


In 2021, 22% of people reported being disabled under the Equality Act 2010 (compared to 23% in 2011)


Data source: Census 2011 and 2021


Disability breakdown in Wales


Census questions ask respondents whether their day-to-day activities were limited a little or a lot in connection with disability. There were no major changes in how disability is broken down between 2011 and 2021.


Data source: Census 2011 and 2021

Where can I find and analyse the Census 2021 data?

If you want to analyse the data yourself, use Census website or the ‘query data’ function on Nomis website.

How can I use this data?

If you are interested in finding out more about how this data can be used as part of your organisation’s equality monitoring or customer profiling:

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