The latest Learning Disability Statistics Scotland (LDSS) report

To read on SCLD website:

Note: In the UK, the term of ‘Learning disability’ is used instead of ‘Intellectual disability’.


LDSS 2014 Published

The latest Learning Disability Statistics Scotland (LDSS) report from SCLD has been published. The report, which for the first time this year has been granted  National Statistics designation, covers information about people with learning disabilities known to Scottish local authorities for the year 2014.

LDSS includes statistics on people with learning disabilities who:

  • are aged 18 or over
  • have had contact with their local authority in the last 3 years
  • are 16 or 17 and not in full time education

The data provided in the statistics release is collected from local authorities. Data collection is underpinned by a robust methodology and the National Statistics designation of the release means that data users can have confidence in the information. These statistics are used to inform national policy as well as in decisions about service provision for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

You can find the 2014 LDSS statistical release here:

LDSS 2014

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