New figures released today have shown that 1.6% of the UK population consider themselves gay, lesbian or bisexual.
The Office for National Statistics has said that an average of 1.1% of the population said they were gay or lesbian, while 0.5% described themselves as bisexual. 0.3% classified themselves as ‘other’ while 3.9% didn’t know or refused to answer.
London had the highest figure, where 2.6% of respondents said they were lesbian, gay or bisexual.
The findings are taken from a household survey conducted last year, which also shows that 2.1% of professionals – such as lawyers or doctors – are gay, lesbian or bisexual, in comparison to 1.4% among manual workers.
You can see the full findings here.
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