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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. 2022
Value Variation (%)
Motor physical 217,940 3.1
Non motor physical 133,234 3.4
Visual 34,910 2.1
Hearing 35,643 2.8
Intellectual disability 78,784 7.8
Mentally ill 124,925 3.0
Multiple disability (physical and intellectual) 7,728 19.0
Not stated 27,243 10.6
Total 660,476 4.0
Source: Departament de Drets Socials

Last update: May 24, 2023.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on People with Disabilities (REGDIS).

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.