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Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People, England 2019-20

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Local Authorities, Country, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
Date Range:
01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020

Summary

This publication contains aggregate information on adults and children registered as being blind or partially sighted with Local Authorities in England. The data were submitted by 151 Local Authorities to provide insight into the number of registrations for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

Key Facts

Image for infographic There were 20,945 new registrations in 2019-20, or 57 new registrations per day.
There were 20,945 new registrations in 2019-20, or 57 new registrations per day.
Image for infographic This has increased slightly, from 56 a day (20,605 new registrations) in 2016-17, however there was a slight decrease in the 0-4 age band.
This has increased slightly, from 56 a day (20,605 new registrations) in 2016-17, however there was a slight decrease in the 0-4 age band.
Image for infographic As at 31st March 2020, there were 276,690 registrations overall. This equates to five registrations per 1,000 people in England.
As at 31st March 2020, there were 276,690 registrations overall. This equates to five registrations per 1,000 people in England.
Image for infographic Approximately one in three on the register overall has an additional disability, broadly unchanged since the last collection.
Approximately one in three on the register overall has an additional disability, broadly unchanged since the last collection.

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Last edited: 24 February 2021 1:53 pm