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Summary

  • Just over a third of the sample describe themselves as having a disability, long-term illness, or physical or mental health condition that reduces their ability to carry out day-to-day activities. This is higher than the census figure of 20% possibly because it encompasses a broader range of conditions
  • Of those describing themselves as having a disability, long-term illness, or physical or mental health condition half have a physical issue, 47% have a mobility issue and a quarter have a mental health illness or condition

Do you consider yourself to have a disability, a long-term illness, physical or mental health condition that reduces your ability to carry our day-to-day activities?

Base: Total sample (332)

This chart shows that
65% of the total sample do not have a disability, long-term illness, physical or mental health condition that reduces their ability to carry out their day-to-day activities compared to 80% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 Census)
35% do have a disability, long-term illness, physical or mental health condition that reduces their ability to carry out their day-to-day activities compared to 20% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 Census)

What type of disability, long-term illness, physical or mental health condition do you have?

Base: Those with a disability (111)

This chart shows that of those with a disability, long-term illness, physical or mental health condition
53% have a physical disability
50% have a mobility disability
26% have a mental health disability
14% have a hearing disability
10% have a learning disability
9% have a visual disability and
15% have an other disability