Staff equality, diversity and inclusion report 2019 Population by disability
The Office for National Statistics (2018) found that 18.9% of people aged 16 to 64 self-reported as disabled.
Staff disability disclosure
Disability disclosure rates among staff working in higher education institutions (HEIs) have consistently increased over recent years. In the period between academic years 2007-2008 and 2017-2018, the proportion of staff declaring as disabled doubled from 2.5% to 5%. Disability disclosure rates are lower among academic staff than professional and support staff and among professors compared with other academics (Advance HE 2019).
Advance HE reported that in 2017-2018, 5% of staff working in HEI’s in the UK disclosed as disabled. Staff disability disclosure rates are much lower in Scotland, at 3.7%.
|Year||UK HE disability disclosure percentages||Scotland HE disability disclosure percentages||University of St Andrews disability disclosure percentages|
|2018-2019||Not available||Not available||2.1%|
A smaller percentage of staff disclose as disabled (2%) at the University of St Andrews than elsewhere in Scottish and UK higher education.