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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 2021-22:<br />Carmarthenshire was unable to provide all ‘Severely sight impaired\’ data. Several local authorities were not able to provide “Physical disability only\’ figures.<br /><br />In 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. Blaenau Gwent was unable to provide “Physical disability only\’ figures for those aged 65 and over. 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 2021-22:<br />Carmarthenshire was unable to provide all ‘Severely sight impaired\’ data. Several local authorities were not able to provide “Physical disability only\’ figures.<br /><br />In 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. Blaenau Gwent was unable to provide “Physical disability only\’ figures for those aged 65 and over. 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 />[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]Wales5,9375,8128,84724,48733,33445,083
WalesIsle of Anglesey162141228638851,188
Gwynedd243291371,0571,0941,628
Conwy6136381,5791,6171,714
Denbighshire15077224..|The data item is not available224451
Flintshire1163192361,3491,5852,020
Wrexham3865293059162
Powys4362571,1994,3115,5106,203
Ceredigion1431931666047701,106
Pembrokeshire2863396751,5002,1752,800
Carmarthenshire3683321,1192,4623,5814,281
Swansea7887136647521,4162,917
Neath Port Talbot3833967511,5862,3373,116
Bridgend4773951,0101,1452,1553,027
Vale of Glamorgan13813054,2304,2354,503
Cardiff7587078161,7132,5293,994
Rhondda Cynon Taf457394986..|The data item is not available9861,837
Merthyr Tydfil138112248..|The data item is not available248498
Caerphilly35935063..|The data item is not available63772
Blaenau Gwent608923564587736
Torfaen369838182220354
Monmouthshire2352544461866321,121
Newport10512452374426655

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Statistical quality

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Title

Register of physically/sensory disabled persons on 31 March

Last update

21 February 2023 21 February 2023

Next update

No longer updated

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

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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).