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Disability

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of working age adults are currently registered as disabled in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) Barnsley, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) England.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Census is the only data source which can provide an estimate of disability prevalence at a local authority level.

From the 2011 Census we can identify respondents whose day to day activities were either ‘limited a lot' or limited a little' because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months.

The percentage of working age adults who replied in the Census that their activities are limited either ‘a lot' or ‘a little’ by a health condition or disability is:

  Percentage
(a) Barnsley Central constituency 18
(b) Barnsley 19
(c) South Yorkshire 15
(d) England 13

Information on the Census can be found on the Office for National Statistics website.

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