Disability is an umbrella term for any or all of the following components, all of which may also be influenced by environmental and personal factors:

  • impairment – problems in body function or structure
  • activity limitation – difficulties in executing activities
  • participation restriction – problems an individual may experience in involvement in life situations.

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Latest findings

47% of adults with disability have experienced violence after the age of 15, compared with 36% without disability

22% of people with disability aged 15–64 experience discrimination, compared with 15% without disability

48% of working-age (aged 15–64) people with disability are employed, compared with 80% without disability

Service users were 4.7 times as likely to die before aged 65 compared with the general population

6.3% of service user deaths were caused by perinatal and congenital conditions

Rates of potentially avoidable deaths for male service users was 1.5 times as high as the rate for females

More reports and statistics on disability can be found under Disability services.