Disability Profile: County Wexford1
15% of the population of Wexford, or 22,650 people have at least one disability.
Their age profile is:
15 – 24 1779
25 – 44 4021
45 – 64 6683
Type of Disability
People in Wexford 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
33% did not progress beyond primary education compared to 17% of the general population.
Only 16% had completed upper secondary compared to 21% of the general population.
Only 14% had completed further education compared to 17% of the general population.
Only 15% had completed higher level education compared to 26% of the general population.
19% of people who have a disability were at work compared to 49% of the general population.
19% of people who have a disability did not have access to a car or van compared to 9% of the general population.
13% of people who have a disability lived in social housing compared to 9% of the general population.5
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.