Are official statistics about education and employment of persons with disabilities published at least every ten years?


Question 1 of the Zero Project Social Indicator 2017 refers to the availability of statistics on education and employment of persons with disability. The Social Indicators paint a negative picture. Some of the better examples are pointed out here.



Very generally, the Zero Project Social Indicators show, that the availability of data worldwide is quite poor. This indicator is no exception, with the indicators being 2.0 or below in all of the world’s regions.


Statistics Canada conducted the “Participation and Activities Limitations Survey” every five years. However, in 2011 they changed the survey to the “Canadians with Disabilities Survey.” The methodologies of the two surveys are different so the CDS data can not be compared (

There is the “National Quarterly Household” survey 2010 and the “ESRI Report on Disability in Labour Force and Education,” published 2015, but based on 2006 data (

“Troisième Recensment Général de la Population et de l’Habitat de 2002” (RGPH3) and “Quatrième Recensement Général de la Population et de l’Habitat de 2013” (RGPH4) are available, but data is too unreliable data when looking at the questionnaire and the quality of the investigators.

In both education and employment, the data for people with disabilities is lacking (