Intergrated Labour Force Survey 2014 - Disability Statistics

Source: Analytical report, chapter 3.

Disability has become an important characteristic in assessing employment issues in Tanzania Mainland, there has been misconception that persons with disability were not fit for  employment, but it has been shown that disability was not a hindrance to job performance. The government formulated a policy requiring employers to ensure that persons with disability constitute two percent of their total number of employees. This section provides the proportions of all persons by type of disability in Tanzania Mainland.

Table 3.6: Percentage of Persons with Specified Disabilities by Type of Disability and Sex, Tanzania Mainland,2014

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Results in Table 3.6 reveal that difficulty in seeing is the most common type of disability in Tanzania Mainland affecting 2.5 percent of all persons. This problem is more common among
females (2.9 percent) compared to males (2.1 percent). Difficulty in walking ranks second affecting 2.2 percent of all persons, again this problem is more common among females (2.7 percent) compared to males (1.7 percent).

Difficulty in remembering has emerged to be among the common disabilities affecting Tanzanians, results show that 1.6 percent of all persons reported having this problem with a slightly higher proportion among females (1.8 percent) compared to males (1.3 percent).


Albinism is the least type of disability affecting Tanzanians, results reveal that about 17,023 (0.04 percent) persons reported having this type of disability with slightly more females 10,183 (0.022) percent) compared to males 6,839 (0.015).