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Disability, Carers and Voluntary Activities
Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Key Information
The number of persons with disabilities and their carers in communal establishments or private houses, classified by sex,
age group, single year of age, marital status, type of disability, number of disability types, region and other geographic
areas, principal economic status, socio economic group, social class, employment status, occupational group, nature of
occupancy, nationality, birthplace, age when fulltime education ceased, level of education and qualifications, means of
travel to work, school or college, status in family nucleus. Information is also provided on private households, persons
living alone, amount of paid and unpaid work by carers. personal computer ownership, internet access, and motor car
availability. Statistics are also provided on voluntary activity.
Information is supplied in the Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS) classified by Census Enumeration Areas, Dáil
Constituencies, Electoral Divisions, Gaeltacht Areas, Garda Regions, Divisions and Districts, Health Service Executive
Areas, Local Electoral Areas, Towns, Urban and Rural areas of each county.

Links to web pages which contain:
> Latest release
------See “Census 2006 Volume 11 - Disability, Carers and Voluntary Activities”
------Available in pdf format
> Census tables and maps by a variety of area definitions
------See “Census 2006 Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS)”
------Available in databank format
> Interactive tables and previous releases
------See “Interactive Tables, 2002 Census Results, 1996 Census Results and Historical Series”
------Available in databank and pdf format
> Eurostat international comparison
------See “Health status: indicators from surveys (SILC, HIS, LFS)”
------Available in web page and databank format


People and Society - Health
Census of Population.
Persons with disabilities and their carers.

Usually every five years

Reference Period
A night in April of the relevant census year

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Start Date

About 19 months after the date of the census
    > Disability - Blindness, deafness, or a severe vision or hearing impairment; A condition that substantially limits
    one or more basic physical activities; Difficulty in learning, remembering or concentrating; Difficulty in dressing,
    bathing or getting around inside the home; Difficulty in going outside the home alone; Difficulty in working or
    attending school/college; Learning or intellectual disability; Psychological or emotional condition; Difficulty in
    participating in other activities; Other, including chronic illness.
    > Economic status - In labour force (At work; Looking for first regular job; Unemployed); Not in labour force;
    (Student; Looking after home, family; Retired; Unable to work due to permanent sickness or disability; Other).
    > Marital status - Single; Married; Separated/divorced; Widowed.
    > Education level - Primary (incl no formal education); Lower secondary; Upper secondary; Third level
    non-degree; Third level degree or higher; Not stated.
    > Occupational group (intermediate) - Farming, fishing and forestry workers; Electrical trades workers;
    Engineering and allied trades workers; Textile, clothing and leather workers; Food, drink and tobacco production
    workers; Chemical, paper, wood, rubber, plastics and printing workers; Other manufacturing workers; Building
    and construction workers; Managers and executives; Communication, warehouse and transport workers; Clerical
    and office workers; Sales occupations; Business and commerce occupations; Computer software occupations;
    Scientific and technical occupations; Health and related workers; Social workers and related occupations;
    Religious occupations; Other professional workers; Personal service and childcare workers; Teachers; Central
    and local government workers; Garda Síochána; Army occupations; Other gainful occupations; Looking for first
    regular job.
    > Economic sector (broad) - Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Manufacturing industries, mining, quarrying, turf
    production, electricity, gas and water supply; Construction; Wholesale and retail trade; Hotels and restaurants;
    Transport, storage and communications; Banking and financial services; Real estate, renting and business
    activities; Public administration and defence; Education; Health and social work; Other community, social and
    personal service activities; Not stated.
    > Employment status - Employer or own account worker; Employee; Assisting relative.
    > Province - Leinster; Munster; Connacht; Ulster (part).
    > Region (NUTS3) - Border; Dublin; Mid-East; Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West.
    > County or City - The 34 administrative counties.
    > Socio-economic group - Employers and managers; Higher professional; Lower professional; Non-manual;
    Manual skilled; Semi-skilled; Unskilled; Own account workers; Farmers; Agricultural workers; All others gainfully
    occupied and unknown.
    > Social class - Professional workers; Managerial and technical; Non-manual; Skilled manual; Semi-skilled;
    Unskilled; All others gainfully occupied and unknown.
    > Nationality - Irish; Non-Irish (United Kingdom; EU15 excl Ireland and the UK; EU15 to U25 accession states;
    > Third level qualification - Degree or higher; Non-degree; Not stated.
    > Branch of third level qualification - Education; Humanities and Arts; Social Sciences, Business, Law; Life
    Science, Physical Science, Mathematics and Statistics; Computing; Engineering, Manufacturing and
    Construction; Agriculture and Veterinary; Health; Social Services; Services; Not stated; Multiple subjects.
    > Accommodation - Detached house; Semi-detached house; Terraced house; Flat or apartment in a
    purpose-built block; Flat or apartment in a converted house or commercial building; Bed sit; Not stated.
    > Housing occupancy - Owner occupied with loan or mortgage; Owner occupied without loan or mortgage;
    Being purchased from a local authority; Rented from a local authority; Rented from a voluntary body; Private
    rented unfurnished; Private rented furnished or part furnished; Occupied free of rent; Not stated.
    > Nature of communal establishment - Hospital; Nursing home/Children’s home; Educational establishment;
    Religious community; Defence establishment; Prison; Shelter or Refuge (including accommodation for homeless

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    persons); Hotel; Boarding house, Guest house or B&B; Tourist/Youth hostel or campsite; Civilian ships, boats or
    barges; Other.
    > Voluntary activity - Helping or voluntary work with a social or charitable organisation; Helping or voluntary
    work with a religious group or church; Helping or voluntary work with a sporting organisation; Helping or
    voluntary work with a political or cultural organisation; Any other voluntary activity.
    > Travel means - On foot; Bicycle; Bus; minibus or coach; Train, DART or LUAS; Motor cycle or scooter; Motor
    car (Driver; Passenger); Lorry or van; Other means; Not stated.

See below a summary from the statistic’s Report on Methods and Quality:
    > Relevance -
    > Accuracy and Reliability -
    > Timeliness and Punctuality -
    > Coherence and Comparability -
    > Accessibility and Clarity -

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sap saps sapmap shelter sport sporting sports unpaid voluntary

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