Ayrshire and Arran

Population size is 373,712

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  2. Autism

Population characteristics

Number of people known to have autism

980

aged 0-15 yrs


782

aged 16-64 yrs


50

aged 65+ yrs


In the whole population of Ayrshire and Arran, 0.5% of people are known to have autism. The prevalence of autism in the 0-15 age group is 1.5%. This reflects availability of diagnostic services for autism, which have improved considerably over the last two decades.

Health

People who are known to have autism rate their health as

610

very good


641

good


378

fair


122

bad


61

very bad


Health

Households

People known to have autism in private households

602

rented from council/housing association


864

private ownership


237

rented privately or living rent free


Summary information

1,812 people are known to have autism; that's 0.5% of people


  • 218 girls and 762 boys aged 0-15 are known to have autism, that is 0.7% of all girls and 2.3% of all boys aged 0-15


  • 95 girls and 388 boys aged 16-24 are known to have autism, that is 0.5% of all girls and 1.9% of all boys aged 16-24


  • 980 children and 832 adults are known to have¬†autism


  • 425 females and 1,387 males are known to have autism


  • 33.7% of people known to have autism rate their health as very good, compared with 49.79% of all people; 3.4% of people known to have autism rate their health as very bad, compared with 1.5% of all people


  • 35.4% of people known to have autism live in social rented accommodation, compared with 23% of all people


Did you know

98.5%

of people known to have autism in Ayrshire & Arran were born in the UK

Did you know

93.3%

of people known to have autism in Ayrshire & Arran speak only English at home


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