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  • There are a higher proportion of ‘male’ respondents (56%) than ‘female’ respondents (44%)
  • The highest proportion of respondents are between ’22-25′ years old (35%), followed by ’13-15′ years old (30%)
  • The majority of respondents to the survey are White – British (82%)
  • Just over one in ten respondents do not consider themselves as ‘having a disability’ (12%)
  • The majority of respondents report that they ‘have a disability’ (88%), with the majority within this cohort stating they have a  ‘learning difficulty’ (76%)
  • Just under a third of respondents are no longer attending ‘full or part-time education’ (31%)
  • For respondents who attend an educational setting, the highest proportion attend ‘college’ (29%), followed by a ‘mainstream school’ (18%) or ‘special school’ (17%), with ‘university being the least reported’ (1%)
  • 40% of respondents not in full or part time education attend day services or organisations such as MAKE

Respondents by sex

Base: Total sample (213)

This chart shows that 56% of respondents are male and 44% are female

Respondents by age

Base: Total sample (278)

This chart shows that
30% of respondents are aged between 13 and 15 years old
21% of respondents are aged between 16 and 18 years old
15% of respondents are aged between 19 and 21 years old
35% of respondents are aged between 22 and 25 years old

Respondents by ethnicity

Base: Total sample (215)

This chart shows that
82% of respondents are White – British
8% of respondents are White – Other
4% of respondents are of Mixed/ Multiple ethnic groups
3% of respondents are Asian or Asian British
2% of respondents are Black / African / Caribbean or Black British
1% of respondents are of other ethnic groups

Respondents by whether they consider themselves to have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 definition?

Base: Total sample (206)

This chart shows that 88% of respondents do have a disability while 12% do not have a disability

Respondents by type of disability

Base: Those with a disability (177)

This chart shows that of those who have a disability
76% of respondents have a learning disability
33% have a mental health disability
18% have a physical disability
13% have a mobility disability
13% have a hearing disability
6% have a visual impairment
17% have an other disability

Respondents by educational setting

Base: Total sample (280)

This chart shows that
35% of respondents are no longer attending full or part time education
27% of respondents are attending college
17% of respondents are attending a mainstream school
17% of respondents are attending a special school
4% of respondents are attending an inclusion centre within a mainstream school
1% of respondents are attending university
4% are unsure as to what they are attending

If you have left school/college, what are you doing? For example, are you working, not working, volunteering, or looking for a job?

Base: Those not attending full or part time education (88)

This table shows that of those respondents not in full or part time education
40% of respondents attend day services or organisations such as MAKE
19% are volunteers
15% are not working
6% are currently looking for work
6% are working
6% give other responses

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