Publication - Statistics

Registered Blind and Partially Sighted Persons, Scotland 2010

Published: 26 Oct 2010
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9780755997183

To present national figures on visually impaired persons registered with Local Authorities in Scotland.

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Contents
Registered Blind and Partially Sighted Persons, Scotland 2010
Section 3: Visually Impaired Under 65-year-olds

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Section 3: Visually Impaired Under 65-year-olds

Time series data showing the number of visually impaired people under the age of 65 over the last 11 years is shown in the chart below. The overall number of people under 65 who are registered blind has remained fairly level, averaging around 4,900 people each year. The number of partially sighted people increased each year between 2000 and 2006, fell in 2007, before rising again between 2008 and 2010.

Chart 3: Time Series of Registered Blind and Registered Partially Sighted Persons Aged 65 and Under, 2000-2010

Chart 3: Time Series of Registered Blind and Registered Partially Sighted Persons Aged 65 and Under, 2000-2010

Source: Registration of Blind and Partially Sighted Persons Return Form SWB

Overall the number of registered visually impaired under 65-year-olds has increased by around one per cent on last year. The ratio per 1,000 population is at around 2.0. Data on under 65's by local authority and sex is shown in Annex C.

Table 3a: Number of Registered Visually Impaired Under 65-year-olds, 2000 - 2010

Year

No. of Registered Visually Impaired
under 65 year olds 1

Registered under 65's per 1,000
Pop'n of under 65's

2010

8,883

2.1

2009

8,796

2.0

2008

8,703

2.0

2007

8,724

2.0

2006

8,970

2.1

2005

8,354

2.0

2004

8,285

2.0

2003

8,068

1.9

2002

7,928

1.9

2001

7,836

1.8

2000

7,707

1.8

1 Data for under 65-year-olds should be more reliable than older age groups due to lower mortality rates.
Source: Registration of Blind and Partially Sighted Persons Return Form SWB