There are more than 1 billion people in the world living with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world's population. (WHO 2020)
According to the 2022 Census summary report, there are more than 1.1 million people in Ireland living with a disability. Research shows that people with disabilities have far fewer employment opportunities when compared to their non-disabled peers.
Only 36.5% of people with a disability (aged between 20 and 64) are in employment compared to 72.8% of people without a disability. (CSO 2016)