According to Statistics Canada data, 21 percent of London’s population (73,000 people) had an activity limitation or disability in 2006, up from 19 percent in 2001. The aging population may have contributed to this increase. Sixty percent of people with disabilities were 50 years of age or older.
Persons with disabilities are more likely to live alone, to have lower income, and to be unemployed compared to the general population. Almost one-quarter of persons with disabilities live alone compared to 13 percent of London residents. Sixteen percent live with low income and 35 percent of people with disabilities were employed. Twelve percent of all Londoners lived with low income and 62 percent were employed.