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13% of the Irish Population has a Disability according to the Central Statistics Office

On the 1st November 2012, The Central Statistics Office published a document entitled “Our Bill of Health” which examines in more detail the definitive results of Census 2011 in relation to health, disability and carers in Ireland.

The report states that 13 per cent of the population or almost 600,000 people in Ireland have a disability (This has increased from 9.3% in the 2006 census).  Here are some of the key findings from the 2011 Census and the Our Bill of Health report:

For further details see the full Census 2011 profile on Health, Disability and Carers in Ireland.

Also for further information on why accessibility is important, check out a recent article we wrote 'Why Consider Accessibility' which indicates that it is not just people with disabilities who benefit from accessibility.