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Disabled workers (FOI)

Disabled workers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 22 December 2017.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How many people are registered as disabled on the island?


How many people registered as disabled are in employment both full time and part time?


The Health and Social Services Department does not hold the information requested as there is no central register of persons with a disability in the Island. Therefore for the purposes of Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 the information is not held.

However, a survey on the prevalence of disability in Jersey was published in January 2016 and is available on at the following link:

Jersey 'Health and Life Opportunities' survey report

You may also be interested in these previous Freedom of Information (FOI) responses:

Numbers of children with complex clinical and educational needs (FOI)

Young people with mental health problems (FOI)

Referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (FOI)

Mental and physical disabilities (FOI)

The most recent total population figures available are from the 2011 Jersey census (relating to March 2011):

  • 0 to 17 years: 18,405
  • 18 to 24 years: 8,203
  • 25+ years: 71,249

A full break-down is in the 2011 Census report (Appendix C) which is available at:

2011 census results

Exemption applied

Article 3 Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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