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2018 Report

This is the 2018 Learning Disability Statistics Scotland (LDSS), which reports information on adults with learning disabilities who were known to Scottish local authorities between 2017 – 2018. Please note that Glasgow City Council did not to return any data about adults with learning disabilities for the 2018 collection due to the necessary information governance not being in place with the Scottish Government following the introduction of GDPR. To maintain national relevance, the data provided by this authority for 2017 has been included in this report. Because of this, the data presented in this publication are provisional. Final data for LDSS 2018 will be published when Glasgow City Council submits its data for the 2018 collection.


Amendment: The following tables were amended on 17/12/19 to correct an error in the figures for employment hours, which arose due to a methodological error:

Table 9 on page 50 of the main release of Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2018

Table A16 on page 21 of Annex A

Table B10 on page 29 of Annex B

You can download the main report here.

You can also download the following annexes to the report.

Annex A contains national level data tables:

Annex A (pdf. version)

Annex A (Excel version)

Annex B contains local level data tables:

Annex B (pdf. version)

Annex B (Excel version)

Data quality considerations are discussed throughout the LDSS 2018 report. Further information about how LDSS 2018 has addressed data quality can be found here:

Annex C Data Quality Statement

LDSS Statement of Administrative Sources