Number of People with Disabilities

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Disability – Number of People – NS and Provinces

Disability - Number of People - NS and Provinces, 2006

Key Points

  • In 2006, about 20% of the population of Nova Scotia self identified as having a disability. In 2001, only about 12% of the population of Nova Scotia self identified as having a disability.
  • In 2006, approximately 4.5 million people in Canada self-identified as having a disability. In 2001, approximately 3.6 million people in Canada self-identified as having a disability
Disability – Number of People – NS and Provinces
2001 2006
Geographic Name Total Population Person With Disabilities Persons Without Disabilities Total Population Person With Disabilities Persons Without Disabilities
Canada 28,991,770 3,601,270 25,390,510 30,793,810 4,408,470 26,385,340
NS 888,900 152,210 736,690 893,790 179,100 714,690
NL 492,800 60,500 432,310 498,920 74,510 424,410
PEI 132,850 18,970 113,880 133,750 21,750 111,990
NB 712,300 102,860 609,440 711,440 122,540 588,900
QC 7,052,790 595,690 6,457,100 7,396,960 768,140 6,628,830
ON 11,192,730 1,514,380 9,678,350 11,970,000 1,853,570 10,116,420
MB 1,036,270 147,580 888,690 1,075,490 169,170 906,320
SK 859,080 124,210 734,870 905,510 145,230 760,290
AB 2,830,280 354,740 2,475,540 3,212,360 435,820 2,776,540
BC 3,793,770 530,130 3,263,640 3,995,600 638,640 3,356,960
Source
Statistics Canada, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey, 2001, 2006.

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