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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. 2020
Value Variation (%)
Motor physical 205,621 0.8
Non motor physical 126,329 0.1
Visual 34,078 -1.1
Hearing 33,825 0.9
Intellectual disability 68,780 3.1
Mentally ill 118,642 0.1
Multiple disability (physical and intellectual) 5,942 1.2
Not stated 22,835 4.3
Total 616,052 0.8
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.

Last update: April 26, 2021.

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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.