The latest statistical information we have for England is for 2011-12.
In 2011-12, 7.1 per cent of adults with learning disabilities aged 18-64 and known to Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) were in paid employment. It was higher amongst males (7.9%) than females (6.1%).
The equivalent overall figure for 2010-11 was 6.6% with female adults with learning disabilities in paid employment (5.6%) being lower than for males (7.4%) (NI 146)
In 2011-12, 8.9 per cent of adults aged 18-69 in contact with secondary mental health services were known to be in paid employment at the time of their assessment or latest review (NI 150). It was slightly higher amongst females (10.0%) than males (7.8%). This compares to an overall figure of 9.5% in 2010-11.
The full set of reports is available at http://www.ic.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB10284
Over 65% of people with learning disabilities or severe mental health conditions want to work.
2010-11 was the last year of the NIS indicators and the Social Care and Mental Health indicators were replaced by the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework for 2011-12 onwards. NI146 and NI150 appear in the new framework, although there are some small changes to the definitions.