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Persons legally recognised as being disabled. By type of disability

Persons legally recognised as being disabled. By type of disability Catalonia. 2018
Value Variation (%)
Motor physical 195,544 3.5
Non motor physical 118,295 3.0
Visual 33,826 1.2
Hearing 32,315 3.2
Intellectual disability 62,748 8.8
Mentally ill 113,886 3.2
Multiple disability (physical and intellectual) 5,000 ..
Not stated 20,413 35.9
Total 582,027 (b) z
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
(b) Break in time series.
(z) Category not applicable.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: November 21, 2019.

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Methodological note

The data of the legal recognition of persons as being disabled is provided by the Catalan Institute of Assistance and Social Services. Obtaining the corresponding certification is an essential step for persons with certain degrees of disability towards receiving any benefits or advantages. The administrative source of this information defines its scope, but in any case, it constitutes a solid and irreplaceable reference.

These tables provide information regarding those who, as of 31 December, had a degree of disability higher than 32%.

The presentation of the data by type of disability is done according the typology normally used by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Family. It is based on the features of the main disability of the affected individual.