Disability Profile - Meath
Issued on October 11 2018
Disability Profile: County Meath
12% of the population of Meath, or 22,608 people have at least one disability.
Their age profile is:
15 – 24 1,874
25 – 44 4,705
45 – 64 6,359
Type of Disability
People in Meath reported having the following types of disabilities and conditions:
A difficulty with pain, breathing, or any other chronic illness or condition
Difficulties with basic physical activities
Deafness or serious hearing impairment
Blindness or a serious vision impairment
- 29% did not progress beyond primary education compared to 12% of the general population.
- Only 17% had completed upper secondary compared to 21% of the general population.
- Only 14% had completed further education compared to 18% of the general population.
- Only 20% had completed higher level education compared to 34% of the general population.
- 26% of people who have a disability were at work compared to 57% of the general population.
- 14% of people who have a disability did not have access to a car or van compared to 5% of the general population.
- 8% of people who have a disability lived in social housing compared to 5% of the general population.
 Primary and less includes no formal education, further education includes vocational/technical certificate and advanced certificate/ completed apprenticeship, higher education includes Higher Certificate, Ordinary/Honours Bachelor, Postgraduate Diploma/Degree, and Doctorate. Data based on special tabulation from CSO and Statbank.
 % of total education ceased and not ceased and for people aged 15 years and over.
 Data is for highest level of education completed for people with a disability whose education has ceased.
 People aged 15 years and over, who were renting from a Local Authority or a Voluntary Body.