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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Physically/sensory disabled persons by local authority, disability and age range
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YearIn 2020-21:<br />Wrexham was unable to provide fully completed returns due to issues with implementing the new Welsh Community Care Information System (WCCIS) computer system. Newport only included clients with an open referral.<br /><br />Blaenau Gwent was unable to provide “Physical disability only\’ figures for those aged 65 and over.<br /><br />Caerphilly was unable to provide “Physical disability only\’ figures. This has impacted the ‘without Visual Disability\’ total and the Wales totals. <br /><br />In 2018-19:<br />Caerphilly was unable to collate the data due to technical issues with their ICT systems.<br />[Filtered]
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[Collapse]Local AuthorityIn 2020-21:<br />Wrexham was unable to provide fully completed returns due to issues with implementing the new Welsh Community Care Information System (WCCIS) computer system.<br /><br />Newport only included clients with an open referral and Blaenau Gwent was only able to provide ‘physical disability only\’ data for children.<br /><br />Caerphilly was unable to provide “Physical disability only\’ figures. This has impacted the ‘without Visual Disability\’ total and the Wales totals. <br /><br />In 2018-19, Caerphilly was unable to collate the data due to technical issues with their ICT systems.[Filter]
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[Collapse]Total disabled persons on the register at 31 MarchClick here to sortTotal disabled persons on the register at 31 March
[Expand]Click here to sortTotal severely sight impairedAlthough these are the numbers reported by local authorities, there is evidence to suggest that the deaf-blind component of these figures are underestimated.[Expand]Click here to sortTotal sight impaired[Collapse]Total without visual disabilityClick here to sortTotal without visual disability
[Expand]Click here to sortTotal with hearing impairment[Expand]Click here to sortWithout Visual Disability - Physical disability only
[Collapse]Wales(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.5,646(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.5,549(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.7,688(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.21,409(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.29,097(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.40,292
WalesIsle of Anglesey159175248999231,257
Gwynedd258307361,1031,1391,704
Conwy7036391,5811,6201,726
Denbighshire18198276(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales...|The data item is not available276555
Flintshire1263702491,5451,7942,290
Wrexham103148599112
Powys(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.466(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.263(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.6(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.5,737(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.5,743(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.6,472
Ceredigion1491941756378121,155
Pembrokeshire2703706861,5582,2442,884
Carmarthenshire4284771,2012,7343,9354,840
Swansea6105385156211,1362,284
Neath Port Talbot3774027331,6152,3483,127
Bridgend4553971,0448901,9342,786
Vale of Glamorgan..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available
Cardiff7886948551,7502,6054,087
Rhondda Cynon Taf461370922(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales...|The data item is not available9221,753
Merthyr Tydfil142120251(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales...|The data item is not available251513
Caerphilly31327062(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales...|The data item is not available62645
Blaenau Gwent(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.55(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.58(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.15(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.33(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.48(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.161
Torfaen248560(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.182(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.242(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.351
Monmouthshire2242474881936811,152
Newport807537246283438

Metadata

Title

Register of physically/sensory disabled persons on 31 March

Last update

7 July 2022 7 July 2022

Next update

Autumn 2022 (Provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Local authority register of persons with physical or sensory disabilities (SSDA900) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.pss@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

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

Keywords

Disability, Learning

General description

The registers of people with physical or sensory disabilities include all persons registered under Section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948. However, registration is voluntary and figures may therefore be an underestimate of the numbers of people with physical or sensory disabilities. Registration of severe sight impairment is, however, a pre-condition for the receipt of certain financial benefits and the numbers of people in this category may therefore be more reliable than those for partial sight impairment or other disabilities. These factors alongside the uncertainties about the regularity with which councils review and update their records, mean that the reliability of this information is difficult to determine and so it cannot be thought of as a definitive number of people with disabilities.
People with sight impairment are registered by local authorities following certification of their sight impairment by a consultant ophthalmologist. The Certificate of Vision Impairment (Wales) formally certifies someone as partially sighted or as blind (now using the preferred terminology 'sight impaired' or 'severely sight impaired', respectively) so that the Local Authority can register him or her.
Registration is voluntary and access to various, or to some, benefits and social services is not dependent on registration. If the person is not known to social services as someone with needs arising from their visual impairment, registration also acts as a referral for a social care assessment.


Data collection and calculation

The data were supplied to the Data Collection team within the Welsh Government by the 22 local authorities in Wales on form SSDA900. The form applies an extensive series of validation checks to ensure that the information provided is accurate and consistent.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown for each financial year from 2006-07.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

None

Revisions information

Data prior to the last period covered have been revised since previously published. Revisions are marked in the data with an (r).

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, or alongside further information on quality and methods in the Quality Report, as per the given weblinks.