The Philippine Statistics Authority’s 2010 Census of Population and Housing shows that there are 16 per thousand of the country’s population had disability.
Of the 92.1 million household population in the country, 1,443 thousand persons or 1.57 percent had disability, based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (2010 CPH). The recorded figure of persons with disability (PWD) in the 2000 CPH was 935,551 persons, which was 1.23 percent of the household population.
Among the 17 regions, Region IV-A had the highest number of PWD at 193 thousand. This was followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) with 167 thousand PWD. The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), on the other hand, had the lowest number of PWD at 26 thousand.
Ten regions had proportion of PWD higher than the national figure. These were Region VI (1.95 percent), Region IVB and Region V (both 1.85 percent each), Region VIII (1.75 percent), Region II (1.72 percent), Region I (1.64 percent), CAR (1.63 percent), Region XI and Region VII (both 1.60 percent each), and CARAGA (1.58 percent).
Read the full data report on PWD statistics at https://psa.gov.ph/content/persons-disability-philippines-results-2010-census
Philippine Statistics Authority
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