Census Data

England and Wales: Sexual orientation (detailed)

Location Type: England and Wales, ONS Geographic Code: K04000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 59,597,542
Male 29,177,340
Female 30,420,202
Households 24,783,199
Population Density (people/km2) 394.6

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Table Codets079
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options9

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 years and over in England and Wales by sexual orientation. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


Classifies people according to the responses to the sexual orientation question. This question was voluntary and was only asked of people aged 16 years and over.

More information at the ONS website

Sexual orientation: Total: All usual residents aged 16 years and over 48,566,373
Straight or Heterosexual 43,403,110
Gay or Lesbian 747,805
Bisexual 623,504
Pansexual 112,386
Asexual 28,172
Queer 14,511
All other sexual orientations 10,236
Not answered 3,626,649

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