Data & Statistics:
Data from January 2015 shows 3,822 individuals in Lincolnshire registered with their GP as having autism. Of these, 80% are male and 72% are under 18. Based on school census data, there are 1,663 children in Lincolnshire recorded as having autism as a health condition, equating to 1.6% of the total number of pupils in the county. 34% of autistic children attend a specialist school, indicating that two-thirds of pupils with autism are in mainstream schools.
Data on employment figures for autistic people in Lincolnshire is very limited but national figures suggest that only 15% of adults with an autism spectrum disorder are in full time employment.
Data from PANSI (Projecting Adult Needs and Service Information) and POPPI (Projecting Older People Population Information) shows a projected increase of 3.4% in the number of adults with autism in Lincolnshire by 2020.
A study cited by the National Autistic Society suggests there are over 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100 individuals. Based on this prevalence, it is estimated that there are approximately 7,500 autistic people living in Lincolnshire.