Saturday, September 30, 2023

More people in the UK identify as LGBTQ the new census shows

The number of openly LGBTQ Brits has rocketed to record heights over the past few years, a report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found.

Statistics revealed that the number of Britons living openly as members of the LGBTQ community shot up by 50 per cent between 2017 and 2022.

The increase is especially prominent for Brits aged between 16 and 24, with almost one in 10, on average, identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual.

The percentage of LGBTQ women in that age bracket hit double digits over the past five years, jumping from 4.8 per cent in 2017 to 10 per cent last year.

For older age groups, the shift is slightly less pronounced, although still significant. Brits aged 35 to 49 who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual rose from 2 per cent six years ago to 3 per cent in 2022.

The statistics seem consistent with the growing positive attitudes towards LGBTQ people recorded by various polling groups since the 80s.

Check the census dataset here.

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