Employment and Disability
This Saturday, 3rd December 2022, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In this article we look at the interaction between disability and employment.
643,131 people with a disability in Ireland as of the last Census – that’s 13.5% of the population. This represented an increase of 47,796 persons (8%) on the 2011 figure of 595,335. In 2016, 311,580 (48.4%) persons with a disability were male while 331,551 (51.6%) were female.
The most common disability was a difficulty with pain, breathing or other chronic illness which was experienced by 46.1 per cent of all people with a disability. This was followed by a difficulty with basic physical activities, experienced by 40.9 per cent. The report found that both…