Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Persons with disabilities

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Representation data for Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities is based on voluntary self-identification. Public servants can choose whether or not to self-identify; it is not mandatory. This means that the data may not provide an accurate reflection of the total number of public servants in each Employment Equity group.

About the data

When reading the tables below, the following information applies:

  • Source: Pay System as of March 31st of each year and Employment Equity Data Bank (EEDB).
  • Internal representation for Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities is based on those who have voluntarily chosen to self-identify in one of the respective employment equity groups, while sex information is taken from the pay system.
  • The data in these tables cover employees identified for the purpose of employment equity in the Regulations to the Employment Equity Act.
  • The information includes indeterminates, terms of three months or more, and seasonal employees of organizations captured under the Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV (Core Public Administration).
  • Excluded from this information are:
    • employees on leave without pay,
    • terms less than three months,
    • students and casual workers,
    • Governor in Council appointees,
    • Ministers’ exempt staff,
    • federal judges and
    • deputy ministers.
  • The latest estimates of workforce availability are based on information from the 2016 Census of Canada and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability.
  • Workforce availability estimates include only Canadian citizens in those occupations in the Canadian workforce that correspond to occupations in the core public administration.

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Age range All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 95 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote *
20 to 24 6,167 6 0.1 17 0.3 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 9 0.1 13 0.2 189 3.1 222 3.6
25 to 29 21,591 28 0.1 59 0.3 18 0.1 48 0.2 54 0.3 721 3.3 845 3.9
30 to 34 23,801 43 0.2 77 0.3 22 0.1 44 0.2 63 0.3 714 3.0 888 3.7
35 to 39 30,916 90 0.3 173 0.6 29 0.1 71 0.2 127 0.4 1,003 3.2 1,351 4.4
40 to 44 35,502 138 0.4 222 0.6 36 0.1 113 0.3 205 0.6 1,194 3.4 1,709 4.8
45 to 49 34,124 146 0.4 321 0.9 32 0.1 158 0.5 273 0.8 1,287 3.8 1,988 5.8
50 to 54 31,248 212 0.7 406 1.3 44 0.1 161 0.5 324 1.0 1,300 4.2 2,149 6.9
55 to 59 26,612 233 0.9 461 1.7 47 0.2 167 0.6 383 1.4 1,157 4.3 2,091 7.9
60 to 64 13,041 140 1.1 282 2.2 37 0.3 121 0.9 245 1.9 565 4.3 1,160 8.9
65 to 69 4,116 47 1.1 128 3.1 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 46 1.1 76 1.8 164 4.0 378 9.2
70+ 1,131 11 1.0 40 3.5 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 13 1.1 22 1.9 41 3.6 108 9.5
Unknown 1 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote *
TotalTable 1 Footnote 1 228,345 1,094 0.5 2,186 1.0 276 0.1 951 0.4 1,786 0.8 8,339 3.7 12,893 5.6

Table 1 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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Table 1 Note 2

Information for small numbers has been supressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be supressed.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Age range All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 116 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
20 to 29 24,577 25 0 53 0.2 19 0 44 0 48 0.2 662 2.7 810 3.3
30 to 34 22,030 44 0.2 63 0.3 18 0.1 24 0.1 54 0.2 570 2.6 736 3.3
35 to 39 29,342 67 0.2 122 0.4 21 0.1 69 0.2 111 0.4 744 2.5 1,073 3.7
40 to 44 33,762 114 0.3 165 0.5 32 0.1 90 0.3 186 0.6 997 3.0 1,501 4.4
45 to 49 32,181 119 0.4 255 0.8 25 0.1 139 0.4 232 0.7 1,055 3.3 1,708 5.3
50 to 54 30,284 190 0.6 351 1.2 39 0.1 134 0.4 291 1.0 1,058 3.5 1,906 6.3
55 to 59 25,519 199 0.8 381 1.5 37 0.1 139 0.5 363 1.4 1,004 3.9 1,937 7.6
60 + 16,307 167 1.0 351 2.2 44 0.3 144 0.9 278 1.7 622 3.8 1,412 8.7
Unknown 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
Totaltable 1 note 1 214,120 926 0.4 1,741 0.8 235 0.1 783 0.4 1,563 0.7 6,715 3.1 11,087 5.2

Table 1 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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Table 1 Note 2

Information for small numbers has been supressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be supressed.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Age range All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 104 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
20 to 24 4,933 table 2 note * table 2 note * 7 0.1 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * 8 0.2 111 2.3 131 2.7
25 to 29 15,767 table 2 note * table 2 note * 34 0.2 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * 31 0.2 358 2.3 456 2.9
30 to 34 20,736 35 0.2 55 0.3 16 0.1 22 0.1 49 0.2 481 2.3 629 3.0
35 to 39 28,442 68 0.2 117 0.4 22 0.1 65 0.2 116 0.4 675 2.4 1,014 3.6
40 to 44 32,235 121 0.4 174 0.5 27 0.1 97 0.3 175 0.5 936 2.9 1,447 4.5
45 to 49 30,748 126 0.4 252 0.8 28 0.1 126 0.4 243 0.8 1,023 3.3 1,676 5.5
50 to 54 30,297 191 0.6 368 1.2 39 0.1 147 0.5 292 1.0 1,069 3.5 1,960 6.5
55 to 59 24,807 215 0.9 390 1.6 46 0.2 155 0.6 364 1.5 1,011 4.1 1,970 7.9
60 to 64 11,189 107 1.0 229 2.0 23 0.2 88 0.8 198 1.8 439 3.9 972 8.7
65 + 4,008 41 1.0 111 2.8 13 0.3 37 0.9 73 1.8 142 3.5 367 9.2
Unknown 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Totaltable 2 note 1 203,268 930 0.5 1,737 0.9 224 0.1 767 0.4 1,549 0.8 6,245 3.1 10,622 5.2

Table 2 Notes

Table 2 Note 1

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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Table 2 Note 2

Information for small numbers has been supressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be supressed.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.4%
Age range All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 89 table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note *
20 to 24 3,680 table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * 0 0.0 table 3 note * table 3 note * 70 1.9 80 2.2
25 to 29 12,749 table 3 note * table 3 note * 15 0.1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 18 0.1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 264 2.1 329 2.6
30 to 34 20,044 35 0.2 55 0.3 10 0.0 29 0.1 51 0.3 428 2.1 588 2.9
35 to 39 27,313 66 0.2 102 0.4 22 0.1 61 0.2 125 0.5 638 2.3 971 3.6
40 to 44 30,513 105 0.3 173 0.6 28 0.1 107 0.4 175 0.6 855 2.8 1,368 4.5
45 to 49 29,382 135 0.5 267 0.9 29 0.1 115 0.4 226 0.8 945 3.2 1,601 5.4
50 to 54 30,499 209 0.7 399 1.3 43 0.1 168 0.6 332 1.1 1,107 3.6 2,078 6.8
55 to 59 23,978 221 0.9 390 1.6 46 0.2 156 0.7 358 1.5 957 4.0 1,921 8.0
60 to 64 10,615 107 1.0 241 2.3 20 0.2 81 0.8 198 1.9 400 3.8 923 8.7
65 + 3,603 37 1.0 99 2.7 9 0.2 35 1.0 63 1.7 114 3.2 321 8.9
Unknown 2 table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note *
Totaltable 3 note 1 192,467 934 0.5 1,746 0.9 215 0.1 770 0.4 1,548 0.8 5,778 3.0 10,181 5.3

Table 3 Notes

Table 3 Note 1

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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Table 3 Note 2

Information for small numbers has been supressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be supressed.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.4%
Age range All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 72 table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note *
20 to 24 2,807 table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * 0 0.0 table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * 54 1.9
25 to 29 10,944 table 4 note * table 4 note * 11 0.1 6 0.1 table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * 180 1.6 235 2.1
30 to 34 19,616 49 0.2 57 0.3 15 0.1 37 0.2 66 0.3 427 2.2 619 3.2
35 to 39 26,833 73 0.3 114 0.4 23 0.1 64 0.2 124 0.5 596 2.2 951 3.5
40 to 44 29,028 109 0.4 177 0.6 23 0.1 113 0.4 168 0.6 846 2.9 1,350 4.7
45 to 49 28,556 157 0.5 281 1.0 28 0.1 129 0.5 239 0.8 945 3.3 1,633 5.7
50 to 54 31,142 240 0.8 436 1.4 49 0.2 188 0.6 384 1.2 1,202 3.9 2,283 7.3
55 to 59 23,128 237 1.0 414 1.8 47 0.2 156 0.7 341 1.5 926 4.0 1,902 8.2
60 to 64 10,022 95 0.9 248 2.5 21 0.2 91 0.9 202 2.0 385 3.8 923 9.2
65 + 3,335 36 1.1 95 2.8 12 0.4 32 1.0 67 2.0 105 3.1 307 9.2
Unknown 1 table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note *
Totaltable 4 note 1 185,484 1,008 0.5 1,840 1.0 224 0.1 824 0.4 1,616 0.9 5,656 3.0 10,259 5.5

Table 4 Notes

Table 4 Note 1

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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Table 4 Note 2

Information for small numbers has been supressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be supressed.

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