2001 Disability Survey
Read about the 2001 Disability Survey and access statistics about disabled people.
Key statistics about disabled people are available in a series of publications released by Statistics New Zealand in 2002. Some highlights of this information are:
- One in five New Zealanders has a disability.
- Disability increases with age.
- The majority of disabled people have more than one disability.
- Physical disabilities are the most common type of disability; two-thirds of disabled people reported a physical disability.
- The number of people with mild disabilities has decreased and the number with moderate disabilities has increased.
- The number of people with disabilities living in intellectual disability units and mental health facilities has decreased.
The Ministry of Health produced a more detailed analysis of data from the 2001 Disability Survey. There were three publications released.
Living with Disability in New Zealand
A descriptive analysis of results from the 2001 Household Disability Survey and the 2001 Disability Survey of Residential Facilities. Living with Disability in New Zealand is the most comprehensive report ever produced on the status of people with disability in New Zealand. It builds on the post-census disability surveys undertaken in 1996, providing extensive descriptive analysis from the 2001 post-census surveys.
Living with Disability in New Zealand: Summary
This summary report is a shortened and simplified version of Living with Disability in New Zealand. It presents a selection of key survey results and is intended for a wide audience.
Living with intellecual disability in New Zealand
Key results on intellectual disability from the 2001 Household Disability Survey and the 2001 Disability Survey of Residential Facilities. This is a summary of the information gathered from the 2001 Disability Surveys about adults and children with intellectual disability.