Infographic: Canadian Survey on Disability

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Release date: March 21, 2017
Infographic: Canadian Survey on Disability
Description for Infographic: Canadian Survey on Disability

The information you provide in the survey can help to answer questions, such as:

  • Do people with disabilities have the aids or assistive devices they need to succeed?
  • Are people with disabilities well represented in the workplace?
  • Are Canadian communities becoming more accessible?

One in seven Canadian aged 15 years and older reported a disability. This represents about 3.8 million Canadians.

Most common disabilities are related to pain, flexibility and mobility
Disability Percentage
Pain-related 10%
Flexibility 8%
Mobility 7%
Mental health-related 4%
Dexterity 4%
Seeing 3%
Hearing 3%
Memory 2%
Learning 2%
Developmental 0.6%

The average age of onset of disabilities reported is the early 40s.

4 in 5 persons with disabilities reported using at least one aid or assistive device. This represents 80%. The most common reason for not using aids or assistive devices was the cost.

Canadians aged 25 to 64 years old who reported that they were employed:

  • 49% – Persons with disabilities
  • 79% – Persons without disabilities

URL: Canadian Survey on Disability

Source: Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012

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