Profile of people with disabilities in County Louth

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Almost 600,000 people in Ireland have a disability: here are some national facts and figures

  • 595,355 people reported having a disability in 2011; that’s 13% of the population of Ireland. 1
  • Of people aged 15 and over with a disability, 21% were at work.  This compares to 50% for the overall population aged 15 and over who were at work.2
  • 16% of people with disabilities aged 15-49 had completed no higher than primary level education, compared with 5% for the general population in this age group.3
  • 15% of people who have a chronic illness or health problem are at risk of poverty.4

Focus on County Louth

Louth has a total population of 122,897 people.  13% of these, or 15,932 people, have a disability.5

Percentage of Louth population living with a disability by age group
Age Group Percentage of Louth population living with a disability
0-14 5%
15-24 7%
25-44 8%
45-64 18%
65+ 39%

Percentage of Louth population living with a disability by age group  - all info in previous table

Breakdown of population in Louth
Breakdown % Numbers of individuals
People with a disability 13% 15,932 people
People without a disability 87% 106,965 people

Breakdown of population in Louth - all info in previous table

Age profile of people with a disability in Louth
Age range Numbers of Individuals
0 – 14 1,336
15 – 24 1,072
25 – 44 3,305
45 – 64 4,905
65+ 5,314
Total 15,932

Types of disability in Louth

Types of disability in Louth 6
Type of disability Numbers of Individuals
Physical & Sensory 10,923
Intellectual Disability 5,248
Mental Health 2,562
Chronic Illness 7,308

Types of disability in Louth - all info in previous table

Employment in Louth

  • In Louth, of the number of people with a disability of working age, only 28% were at work.
  • This compares to 58% of people without a disability who were at work in the county.7

Education in Louth

  • 20% of people with a disability in Louth did not progress beyond primary education.  This compares to 5% of people without a disability.
  • 25% of people with a disability in Louth ceased education at lower secondary level.  Just 19% of people without a disability left education at this level.
  • Only 36% of people with a disability in Louth advanced to further education, compared to 52% of people without a disability
The highest level of education completed by people aged 15-49 in Louth, both with and without a disability, whose education has now ceased 8
Qualifications % of People with a Disability % of People without a Disability
No qualifications beyond Primary 20% 5%
Lower Secondary 25% 19%
Upper Secondary 19% 24%
Further Education 36% 52%

Education in Louth - all info in previous table

Sources

  1. Census 2011
  2. Census 2011, Profile 8 – Our Bill of Health
  3. Census 2011, Profile 8 – Our Bill of Health
  4. A Social Portrait of People with Disabilities in Ireland (2011). Economic and Social Research Institute.
  5. All calculations are formulated from Census 2011 information.
  6. The figure for Intellectual Disability includes intellectual disability and a difficulty with learning, remembering or concentrating.  Physical and sensory includes blindness or serious vision impairment, deafness or serious hearing impairment, and a difficulty with basic physical activities.
  7. These calculations are based on persons with and without a disability of working age (15-64), and total number of people with and without a disability at work.
  8. No qualifications beyond primary includes no formal education and primary education.  Further education includes technical and vocational, advanced certificate, completed apprenticeships, higher certificates, Ordinary and Honours degrees, postgraduates and Ph.Ds.

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