Prevalence of disabilities in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia has a higher percentage of disabled citizens than any other province in Canada.
30% of Nova Scotians 15 years and older have at least one disability
The Canadian Average is: 22.3%.Bar chart showing percentages for other provinces from highest to lowest: Nova Scotia: 30.4%, New Brunswick: 26.7%, Prince Edward Island: 26%, Yukon: 25.2%, Manitoba: 24.8%, British Columbia: 24.7%, Saskatchewan: 24.3%, Ontario: 24.1%, Newfoundland: 23.6%, Alberta: 21.7%, Northwest Territories: 20%, Nunavut: 18.2%, Quebec: 16.1%.
This represents 229,430 people in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotians with at least one disability by gender
Nova Scotians with at least one disability by age group
Four most common disability types
Other disability types
Labour force and disability status
Source: Canadian Survey on Disability, 2017, Statistics Canada.