Overview

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

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

17% of people with disability aged 15–64 experience social isolation, compared with 8.7% 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

People with acquired brain injury and neurological disabilities had the highest rates of death

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