Indicator full name: % of disabled people of working age engaged in regular occupational activity
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1990—2022
Last updated: 04 October 2023
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
- Russian Federation
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Members of the EU before Feb 2020
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
- Small countries
- Western Balkans
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E030201.T
The purpose of the indicator is to estimate the degree of social and economic opportunities available to disabled people. It is the ratio (in %) of disabled people engaged in regular occupational activities to the total number of disabled, age 15-64. Data normally from the social insurance system._
for estimate work capability.
Labour Force Survey and Social Insurance Board from 2008.
Up to 2006 employment rate of persons with longstanding health problems or disability which
considerably or to some extent restricts the ability to work. From 2008
Abs. 2 of the Rehabilitation and Participation of Disabled Persons Act / Code of Social Law (SGB)
http://www.arbeitsagentur.de or http://www.gbe-bund.de
Coverage: The employment statistics of severely disabled persons is based on the data collected by
the Federal Employment Agency from the notification procedure according to õ 80 paragraph 2 of
Social Law (SGB) IX for calculating the extent of the employment obligation, to monitor their
performance and the calculation of a compensatory levy that may be charged.
The actual quota represents the number of severely disabled persons, persons who are equivalent to
them and other allowable persons in the respective reporting year per employer, as a quota of all
workplaces to be counted.
As severely handicapped persons are regarded, who
a) are not only temporarily physically, mentally or emotionally handicapped with a degree of
disability of at least 50,
b) legally live in the Federal Republic of Germany or have their usual residence or workplace as an
employee there and
c) possess a certification (identification card) of disability.
According to õ 71 Abs. 1 SGB IX employers with a yearly average of at least 20 workplaces per month
are committed to fill at least 5 % of these workplaces with severely disabled persons. Until 2000
according to õ 13 Abs. 2 Schwerbehindertengesetz employers with a yearly average of at least 16
workplaces per month were committed to fill at least 6 % of these workplaces with severely disabled
The number of workplaces to be counted arises from the number of workplaces altogether minus the
workplaces for apprentices (õ 74 Abs. 1 SGB IX) and other workplaces (according to õ 73 Abs. 2 and 3
and õ 74 Abs.1 SGB IX).
Break in time series: In 2008 the technical processing procedure for this statistics was adapted to
a modern data warehouse technology. During the adaptation the data has been processed retroactively
for the reporting years starting from 2003. Therefore, the data are only partly comparable with the
previous years. The reported values refer to October of the reporting year until the year 2000.
Starting from 2003 the annual average values are shown.
Note: From 1992 onward, data includes the number of persons with disability, with changed capacity
for work and those receiving accident benefits and disability benefits.
All individuals 16-66 years old who have been assessed with 75% invalidity and have some income from
employment according to tax returns (not necessarily from regular occupation and irrespective of
amount earned). Figures refer to December each year.
Source: National Insurance Institute.
one or more items of a list of activities with some or great difficulty or not at all. These
activities relate to among others close and remote vision acuity, hearing, lifting, stooping,
carrying, walking inside and outside the home, dressing and undressing and getting in and out of
bed. (OECD-indicator). Occupation:a paid job of 12 or more hours a week.
Source of data from 2002 onwards: Labour force survey. Age 15-64 years. Disabled is a person who
because of a chronic condition, disease or handicap is hindered in performing work or disadvantaged
on the labour market. Respondents in the sample are asked if they have a chronic condition, disease
of handicap. If so, they are asked if the handicap hinders them in performing or finding work. Thus
the number of disabled is determined by the subjective opinion of the respondent.
Note: Statistics Netherlands: The 1989-2000 data are not comparable to those of 2002 and later.
the Center of Health Statistics and Medical Documentation (CHSMD).
Source: Social Insurance Agency in Slovakia
Note: The low data level in the years 1980-1992 is due to the different political, social and health
system in the country at that time.