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People Registered as Blind and Partially Sighted - England, 2006, Triennial

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Official statistics
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Country, Councils with Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
Date range:
01 Apr 2005 to 31 Mar 2006

Summary

This publication contains detailed information on people registered with councils with social services responsibilities (CSSRs) in England as being severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted). This data is collected every three years. Data is available for both adults and children. If you need more specific breakdowns of the data, have queries or would like to cite information contained within the report, please contact us at enquiries@ic.nhs.uk or 0845 300 6016

Description of tables in Excel file:

  • Table B1: Number of blind people registered with councils by age group, at 31 March 2006.
  • Table PS1: Number of partially sighted people registered councils by age group, at 31 March 2006.
  • Table B2 : Blind people registered as new cases by age group, during the year ending 31 March 2006
  • Table PS2 : Partially sighted people registered as new cases by age group, during the year ending 31 March 2006
  • Table B3 : Number of registered blind people with an additional disability by category of disability, at 31 March 2006
  • Table PS3 : Number of registered partially sighted people with an additional disability by category of disability, at 31 March 2006
  • Table B4 : Number of blind people registered with an additional disabilities, by age group at 31 March 2006 Table PS4 : Number of partially sighted people registered with an additional disabilities, by age group at 31 March 2006

For further details about the statistics in this bulletin contact:

Adult Social Care Statistics
The Information Centre
1 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 6AE

Telephone: 0113 2547028
Fax: 0113 2547165

Email: socialcarequeries@ic.nhs.uk

Editor: Kate Anderson
Associate editors: Catherine Sylvester, Alison Crawford

Key facts

  • At 31 March 2006 about 152,000 people were on the register of blind people, a reduction of 4,000 (3 per cent) since March 2003.
  • Around 11,000 people joined the register of blind people during 2005-06, a fall of 17 per cent compared to 2002-03.
  • At 31 March 2006 155,000 people were on the register of partially sighted people, which is similar to that reported in 2003.
  • Around 14,000 people joined the register of partially sighted people during 2005-06, a fall of 13 per cent.
  • Twenty-four per cent of all registered blind people who had an additional disability were also deaf.
  • Twenty-two per cent of all registered partially sighted people who had an additional disability were also deaf.

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Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:59 pm