Disability and Mobility, London

Table shows disability and mobility data for London and Rest of the UK, for working age (16-64) and all adults (16+).

Data includes population with mobility difficulties, people who use special equipment to help be mobile, people with a mobility impairment, and people who currently have 'DDA' Disability.

The definition of ‘DDA disability’ under the Equality Act 2010 shows a person has a disability if:

  • they have a physical or mental impairment
  • the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities

For the purposes of the Act, these words have the following meanings:

  • 'substantial' means more than minor or trivial
  • 'long-term' means that the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least twelve months (there are special rules covering recurring or fluctuating conditions)
  • 'normal day-to-day activities' include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping

There are additional provisions relating to people with progressive conditions. People with HIV, cancer or multiple sclerosis are protected by the Act from the point of diagnosis. People with some visual impairments are automatically deemed to be disabled.

Find out more about the Life Opportunities Survey (LOS).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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