Rosstat: in five years, the number of disabled people in Russia decreased by 1 million people



As of 1 January 2018 in Russia was 12.1 million people with disabilities, reports “Kommersant” with reference to Rosstat data. This was 1 million less than 5 years ago. Now Russia is home to 5.2 million men with a disability and 6.9 million women and 0.7 million disabled children.

The greatest number of disabled people in Russia the notion of the second group of disability and 5.6 million people in 2013 has been reduced by 17.7%. Disabled of the third group are now 4.4 million people, in 2013 their number increased by 7,3%. The first group of disability currently has 1.47 million people, over the last five years their number has decreased by 2%.

In the current academic year in higher education enrolled 6.9 thousand students with disabilities and on the programs of secondary education – 8.3 thousand These indicators in 2008 was 5.9 and 5.3 thousand thousand, respectively. The number of employed disabled persons of various categories currently stands at 1.6 million people.

According to the FIU, the average size of disability pensions as of 1 January 2018 is 13.3 thousand rubles. The invalids of the first group pension is 17.3 thousand rubles, the second group – 13,7 thousand rubles, the third group – 11,5 thousand rubles, children with disabilities – 13 thousand roubles.