Disability Profile - Donegal
Issued on October 11 2018
Disability Profile: County Donegal
14% of the population of Donegal, or 22,955 people have at least one disability.
Their age profile is:
15 – 24 1734
25 – 44 5501
45 – 64 6463
Type of Disability
People in Donegal 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
In 2016, only 11% of people who have a disability were in education compared to 17% of the general population in Donegal. For those whose education had finished:
- 42% did not progress beyond primary education compared to 22% of the general population.
- Only 13% had completed upper secondary compared to 18% of the general population.
- Only 10% had completed further education compared to 14% of the general population.
- Only 16% had completed higher level education compared to 28% of the general population.
- 18% of people who have a disability were at work compared to 47% of the general population.
- 22% of people who have a disability did not have access to a car or van compared to 10% of the general population.
- 13% of people who have a disability lived in social housing compared to 9% of the general population.
 All statistics in this infographic are based on Census 2016 data from www.cso.ie.
 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.