Latest UK data on sexual identity
Today, the Office of National Statistics, (ONS), has issued the Statistical bulletin: Sexual identity, UK: 2016 – Experimental Official Statistics on sexual identity in the UK in 2016 by region, sex, age, marital status, ethnicity and National Statistics Socio-economic Classification. The bulletin is available as a PDF. The main points listed in Section 1 are:
- In 2016, just over 1 million (2.0%) of the UK population aged 16 and over identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB).
- The population aged 16 to 24 were the age group most likely to identify as LGB in 2016 (4.1%).
- More males (2.3%) than females (1.6%) identified themselves as LGB in 2016.
- The population who identified as LGB in 2016 were most likely to be single, never married or civil partnered, at 70.7%.
Links to other sections of the bulletin are: