Disability Profile - Monaghan

Issued on October 11 2018

Disability Profile: Monaghan[1]


12% of the population of Monaghan or 7,214 people have at least one disability.


Their age profile is:

0-14                  637

15 – 24              454

25 – 44              1244

45 – 64              1993

65+                   2886

Type of Disability

People in Monaghan reported having the following types of disabilities and conditions:

Difficulties with basic physical activities


A difficulty with pain, breathing, or any other chronic illness or condition


Learning difficulty


Deafness or serious hearing impairment


Mental health


Intellectual disability


Blindness or a serious vision impairment



In 2016, only 10% of people who have a disability were in education compared to 17% of the general population in Monaghan.[3] For those whose education had finished:[4]

  • 41% did not progress beyond primary education compared to 18% of the general population.
  • Only 14% had completed upper secondary compared to 19% of the general population.
  • Only 11% had completed further education compared to 17% of the general population.
  • Only 13% had completed higher level education compared to 26% of the general population.


  • 20% of people who have a disability were at work compared to 54% of the general population.


  • 21% of people who have a disability did not have access to a car or van compared to 8% of the general population.


  • 11% of people who have a disability lived in social housing compared to 7% of the general population.[5]


[1] All statistics in this infographic are based on Census 2016 data from www.cso.ie.  

[2] 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.

[3] % of total education ceased and not ceased and for people aged 15 years and over.

[4] Data is for highest level of education completed for people with a disability whose education has ceased.

[5] People aged 15 years and over, who were renting from a Local Authority or a Voluntary Body.