Skip to content
Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Summary of economic activity by area and disabled status, up to March 2013
None
Age[Filtered]
[Collapse]Gender[Filtered]
-
Gender 1[Filter]
Area Code[Filter]
Year[Filtered]
Measure2
[Collapse]Disabled Status[Filter]
-
Disabled Status 1
[Collapse]Measure[Filtered]
-
[Collapse]Measure 1
-
Measure 2
[Collapse]Area[Filter]
-
-
[Collapse]Area 1
-
-
Area 2
[Collapse]Total
[Collapse]DisabledThis includes persons who are either work-limiting disabled, disabled under the Disability Discrimination Act, or both.[Collapse]Not disabledThis includes persons who are neither work-limiting disabled nor disabled under the Disability Discrimination Act.
[Expand]Click here to sortEconomic activity rate[Expand]Click here to sortEmployment rate[Expand]Click here to sortEconomic inactivity rate[Expand]Click here to sortEconomic activity rate[Expand]Click here to sortEmployment rate[Expand]Click here to sortEconomic inactivity rate
[Expand]United Kingdom(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.55.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.48.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.44.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.82.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.76.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.17.5
[Collapse]Wales(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.50.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.44.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.49.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.81.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.75.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.18.7
Wales[Collapse]West Wales and the Valleys(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.47.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.41.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.52.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.81.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.74.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.18.9
West Wales and the ValleysIsle of Anglesey(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.51.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.46.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.48.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.83.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.78.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.16.3
Gwynedd(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.46.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.43.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.53.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.81.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.76.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.19.0
Conwy(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.49.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.43.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.50.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.83.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.78.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.16.5
Denbighshire(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.52.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.45.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.48.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.82.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.77.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.17.4
Ceredigion(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.46.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.43.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.53.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.68.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.66.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.31.3
Pembrokeshire(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.48.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.45.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.51.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.81.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.75.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.18.4
Carmarthenshire(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.41.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.38.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.58.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.81.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.76.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.18.3
Swansea(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.55.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.46.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.45.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.77.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.71.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.22.5
Neath Port Talbot(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.40.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.35.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.59.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.82.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.76.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.17.5
Bridgend(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.54.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.48.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.45.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.83.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.77.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.16.4
Rhondda Cynon Taf(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.49.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.42.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.50.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.79.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.69.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.20.3
Merthyr Tydfil(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.43.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.33.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.56.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.81.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.75.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.18.1
Caerphilly(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.44.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.38.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.55.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.85.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.79.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.14.4
Blaenau Gwent(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.44.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.31.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.55.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.80.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.68.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.19.9
Torfaen(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.45.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.37.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.54.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.83.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.73.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.16.9
[Collapse]East Wales(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.55.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.49.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.44.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.81.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.75.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.18.5
East WalesFlintshire(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.54.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.49.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.45.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.82.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.78.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.17.4
Wrexham(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.54.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.48.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.46.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.83.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.78.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.16.3
Powys(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.56.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.50.9(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.43.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.83.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.80.1(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.16.6
The Vale of Glamorgan(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.58.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.54.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.41.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.81.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.75.0(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.18.4
Cardiff(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.55.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.47.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.44.7(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.77.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.70.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.22.4
Monmouthshire(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.64.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.56.3(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.35.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.83.2(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.79.8(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.16.8
Newport(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.50.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.44.5(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.49.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.86.4(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.78.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.13.6

Metadata

General description

The data in this dataset relates to the economic activity of persons by disabled status. As the question on disability only covers people of working age in the survey, this dataset is restricted to analysis of the working age population. Data for the population aged 16 and over, which are also usually considered when measuring economic activity, are not available.

*NOTE* From 2010-2020 the female state pension age is changing from 60 to 65. The ONS changed the routing of the disability questions so that from 2010 all persons aged 16-64 were asked those questions, prior to that they were only asked to those aged 16/59(f)/64(m) and to those in employment.
Therefore data prior to 2010 is on a working age basis (16-59/64) and data after that is available on both a 16-64 and a working age basis. Comparisons should not be made between the working age data prior to 2010 and the 16-64 data after 2010. For a long run series the working age data should be used.
Furthermore, due to the addition of a short introduction at the start of the disability module in 2010 quarter 1, a discontinuity was identified in the series, affecting this period onwards. The impact of this introduction is thought to be positive in that it prepares respondents for the set of disability questions. Any increase caused by this change should result in a more complete measure of actual disability. This change to the introduction added to the disability module in quarter 1 2010 is thought to be the key driver of the step increase in disability. The earlier estimates can still be considered 'best estimates'; for those periods and should give a robust picture of changes over time, however, direct comparisons between pre- and post- 2010Q1 estimates should not be made. In addition, due to the rolling annual time periods used in the APS, this change will gradually affect the estimates between 2010 Q1 and 2010 Q4 and will only reach a consistent basis from 2010 Q4 onwards.

In April 2013 the Office for National Statistics (ONS)’s Annual Population Survey (APS) adopted a new standardised question on individuals with health problems. This has led to a discontinuity in the series between responses for March 2013 and April 2013. This will lead to the datasets for July 2012 to June 2013, October 2012 to September 2013 and January 2013 to December 2013 containing responses on two different basis over the period of each dataset. Due to this discontinuity, WG has decided to follow ONS' approach to suspend this series until a full year’s data is available on the APS and will launch a new series based on the new questions from the April 2013 to March 2014 APS. These new series will still be discontinuous when compared with the old series but will be internally consistent.


Data collection and calculation

ONS have reweighted the APS to take account of population data from the 2011 Census. Therefore, all estimates from quarter 4 of 2004 to quarter 3 of 2014 have been revised.

The local authority and Wales figures for 2001, 2002 and 2003 in these tables may not be the same as published elsewhere, as the numbers here are estimated using Welsh specific weights. These weights better reflect the population estimates for Welsh local authorities in these years.

These data are taken from the ANNUAL datasets from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), providing labour market data by disability status back to 1998 for the NUTS2 areas in Wales, and back to 2001 for the local authorities in Wales. The availability of local authority data is dependent upon on an enhanced sample (around 350 per cent larger) for the annual LFS, which commenced in 2001.

For years labelled 1998 to 2004 in this dataset, the actual periods covered are the 12 months running from March in the year given to February in the following year (e.g. 2001 = 1 March 2001 to 28 February 2002).

Since 2004, the annual data have been produced on a rolling annual basis, updated every three months, and the dataset is now referred to as the Annual Population Survey (APS). The rolling annual averages are on a calendar basis with the first rolling annual average presented here covering the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004, followed by data covering the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005, with rolling quarterly updates applied thereafter.

Note therefore that the consecutive rolling annual averages overlap by nine months, and there is also a two-month overlap between the last period presented on the former March to February basis, and the first period on the new basis.

The data in this dataset relates to the economic activity of persons by disabled status. As the question on disability only covers people of working age in the survey, this dataset is restricted to analysis of the working age population. Data for the population aged 16 and over, which are also usually considered when measuring economic activity, are not available.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

1998 to 2013

Rounding applied

Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred and so there may be some apparent slight discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and the totals as shown.

Revisions information

Note - 30 June 2016 - ONS have reweighted the APS to take account the latest population data. Therefore, all estimates from quarter 4 of 2012 to quarter 4 2015 have been revised.

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Title

Annual Population Survey / Local Labour Force Survey summary of economic activity by disabled status

Last update

30 June 2015 30 June 2015

Next update

No longer updated

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

economic.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English only

Statistical quality

As the data come from a survey, the results are sample-based estimates and therefore subject to differing degrees of sampling variability, i.e. the true value for any measure lies in a differing range about the estimated value. This range or sampling variability increases as the detail in the data increases, for example individual local authority data are subject to higher variability than Wales data.

Keywords

Labour market; Disabilty