Employment Rates for People with Disabilities 2021-22

Employment Rates for People with Disabilities 2021-22

The employment rate for people with a learning disability has fallen to 4.8%

The latest statistical information from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) were published in October 2022

The definition for Indicator 1E was changed in 2015-16 and now only includes those adults with learning disabilities included in the SALT returns as receiving long-term support because of their learning disability.

  • 2020-21: 5.1% ( Male 5.7%, Female4.4%) 
  • 2019-20: 5.6% (Male: 6.2%, Female: 4.8%)
  • 2018-19: 5.9% (Male: 6.4%, Female: 5.2%)
  • 2017-18: 6.0% (Male: 6.6%, Female: 5.2%)
  • 2016-17: 5.7% (Male: 6.2%, Female: 5.0%)
  • 2015-16: 5.8% (Male: 6.2%, Female: 5.2%)
  • 2014-15: 6.0% (Male: 6.4%, Female: 5.3%)
  • 2013-14: 6.8% (Male: 7.5%, Female: 5.8%)
  • 2012-13: 7.0% (Male: 7.8%, Female: 6.0%)
  • 2011-12: 7.1% (Male: 7.9%, Female: 6.1%)
  • 2010-11: 6.6%.

 

    The employment rate for adults in contact with secondary metal health services has fallen to 6%

    This compares to previous years' figures:

    • 2020-21: 9% ( Male: 7%, Female: 11%) 
    • 2019-20: 9% (Male: 8%, Female: 11%)
    • 2018-19: 8% (Male: 7%, Female: 10%)
    • 2017-18: 7% (Male: 6%, Female: 9%)
    • 2016-17: 7% (Male: 6%, Female: 9%))
    • 2015-16: 6.7% (Male: 5.5%, Female: 8.0%)
    • 2014-15: 6.8% (Male: 5.6%, Female: 8.3%)
    • 2013-14: 7.0% (Male: 5.8%, Female: 8.5%)
    • 2012-13: 7.7% (Male: 6.5% Female: 8.9%)
    • 2011-12: 8.9% (Male: 7.8% Female: 10.0%)
    • 2010-11: 9.5%

    The full set of reports is available on the NHS Digital website.

    2010-11 was the last year of the NIS indicators and the Social Care and Mental Health indicators were replaced by the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework for 2011-12 onwards.

    NI146 and NI150 appear in the new framework as Indicators 1E and 1F, although there are some changes to the definitions.

     

    Labour Force Survey

    The labour force survey gives estimated employment rates for various disability categories but these are based on fairly small sample sizes. The latest figures are for the 6 months ending June 2020:

    • Depression, bad nerves or anxiety: Employment rate 54.3%
    • Mental illness or other nervous disoreder: Employment rate 33%
    • Severe or specific learning difficulties: Employment rate 26.5%
    • Autism: Employment rate 21.7%

    For further information, see https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/disability/datasets/disabilityandemployment