Infographic: Canadian Survey on Disability
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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.
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
Source: Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012