Census Data

Cymru (Wales): Sexual orientation (detailed)

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: W92000004

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Key Facts

All Residents 3,107,494
Male 1,521,004
Female 1,586,490
Households 1,347,114
Population Density (people/km2) 149.9
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 2,559,414
Straight or Heterosexual 2,288,630
Gay or Lesbian 38,101
Bisexual 31,814
Pansexual 4,534
Asexual 1,558
Queer 583
All other sexual orientations 273
Not answered 193,921

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