Deaf and disability equality facts

This fact sheet provides key facts about Deaf and Disabled people as well as information on the inequalities experienced by Deaf and Disabled people in areas such as education, employment, housing and health.

IL_Inequalities experienced by Deaf and Disabled People Factsheet 2015

Download this Factsheet as a PDF:

Inclusion London Inequalities experienced by Deaf and Disabled people factsheet 2015.pdf

Download this Factsheet as a Word Document:

Inclusion London Inequalities experienced by Deaf and Disabled people factsheet 2015.doc


Other places to find disability statistics

In addition, the following are links to web pages which contain up to date disability statistics which might be helpful to you when you are writing tenders or Lobbying and campaigning:

Inclusion London Factsheets:

Inclusion London_Employment Factsheet 2014.doc

Inclusion London_Employment Factsheet 2014.pdf

Office for Disability Issues:

ODI: Disability Facts and Figures

Papworth Trust:

Papworth Trust: Disability Facts and Figures 

All in this together:

Statistics about the life chances of Disabled Londoners are available in Inclusion London’s All in this together report (2011).

Using Disability Data and Statistics

The Office for Disability Issues has also published a toolkit to help people use disability data well:

Making disability data work for you: a community data toolkit – ODI


Disabled London’s income falls by an estimated £41 a week 

Inequalities and disadvantage in London – focus on disability

Trust for London (TfL) research found that, in 2007/8 and in 2012/13, individuals who experienced a disability had a lower income than those who do not, across the income distribution, both in London and in the rest of the country.

TfL best estimates suggest that in 2007/08 the poorest 10% of individuals who reported a disability had a weekly equivalized household income after housing costs (but before other expenses such as food, heating and transport) of less than £141. By 2012/13, this figure had fallen to £100. This amounts to an apparent fall of around 29% (£41 a week) – double the equivalent figure for Londoners without disabilities and more pronounced than elsewhere in the UK.

Read more on Trust for London’s research into ‘Inequalities and disadvantage in London – focus on disability’ at:

Poverty in London report

The London poverty profile report published in October 2015.
The report provides statistics and information on each London borough, on Disabled people and as well as other areas.

Poverty and social exclusion in the UK – report

The ‘Monitoring poverty and social exclusion’, annual report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published in November 2015.