Wednesday 26 July 2017

Fingal has lowest percentage of people with disabilities in Ireland


Fingal is three per cent below the national average of 13 per cent living with a disability.
Fingal is three per cent below the national average of 13 per cent living with a disability.


FINGAL has the lowest percentage in the country of people with disabilities living within its administrative area according to new Census figures.

The new figures released by Central Statistics Office last week show the percentage of people identifying themselves as having a disability in each county in the country and in the four administrative areas in Dublin, including Fingal. The counties with the greatest number of persons with a disability were those with the largest populations led by Dublin city with 78,610 persons and County Cork with 47,274. Counties Leitrim, Longford and Waterford City, with the overall smallest populations, had the fewest persons with a disability. But looking at the number of people with disabilities as a percentage of the total population then it is Fingal with its relatively youthful age profile that comes out with the lowest figure. The Census figures show that the the percentage of the population with a disability grows with age so it is likely that Fingal being made up of the youngest population profile in the country has a lot to do with its low disability figures. Limerick City, with 18.2 per cent of persons disabled, had the highest rate followed by Cork (17.7 per cent), Waterford (15.3 per cent) and Dublin (14.9 per cent) cities. The national average came out at 13 per cent but Fingal had the lowest rate at just 10.2 per cent. A total of 595,335 persons, accounting for 13 per cent of the national population, had a disability in April 2011. Of these 289,728 (48.7 per cent) were male while 305,607 (51.3 per cent) were female.

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