Sexual identity in Britain
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CategoryHeterosexual/ straightGay/ lesbian/ bi-sexualGay/lesbianBisexualOtherDon't know/ refusedNo response
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Totals, %94.81.510.50.52.80.5
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Est. members of British public (nos)46,922,000726,000481,000245,000242,000
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% of people in 1-person households who are…93.321.60.40.704
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% of people in 2-person households who are…95.21.91.30.60.50.32.2
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% of people in 3-person households who are…95.21.91.30.60.50.32.2
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% of people in 4+ person households who are…94.90.80.30.50.40.93
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% of group who are aged 16-2414.518.416.921.111.120.635.2
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% of group who are aged 25-4434.146.549.939.932.92934.7
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% of group who are aged 45-6431.826.927.326.230.425.925.6
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% of group who are aged 65+19.68.25.912.725.624.54.5
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Male48.754.666.231.846.247.859.1
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Female51.345.433.868.253.852.240.9
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Ethnicity: white90.793.585.981.885.3
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Ethnicity: other9.36.514.118.214.7
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Have a religion79.666.577.480.578.4
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No religion20.433.522.619.521.6
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Managerial and professional occupations30.642.149.128.123.224.415.9
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Intermediate occupations16.214.713.716.714.513.58.2
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Routine and manual occupations29.42320.927.131.12312.1
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Never worked and long term unemployed653.18.99.49.97.8
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Not classified17.715.213.219.221.829.156.1
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Degree level qualification, or equivalent21.933.338.123.521.321.719.5
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Other higher education qualification9.510.811.88.687.37.7
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A level or equiv14.915.414.517.41214.123.9
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O level, GCSE (A* to C)2117.617.118.81821.324.3
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Other19.614.912.819.420.618.114.2
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No qualifications13.27.95.712.32017.410.4
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Employed (16-64)68.67174.86360.562.971.4
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Unemployed (16+)8.69.68.412.613.59.811.7
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Economically inactive (16-64)24.821.418.427.829.930.219.1
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Single (never married) 32.561.736.941.152.3
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Married, living with spouse48.219.140.535.940.9
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Married, separated from spouse31.34.33.21.3
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Divorced9.15.47.57.54.3
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Widowed7.20.710.212.11
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Currently or previously in a civil partnership <0.1 11.80.60.10.2
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Cohabiting34.645.823.517.220.2
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Not cohabiting65.454.276.582.879.8
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Dependent children in the household34.115.88.63026.928.540.4
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No dependent children in the household65.984.291.47073.171.559.6
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In good health78.878.180.473.672.874.586.5
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Not in good health21.221.919.626.427.225.513.5
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Currently smokes cigarettes22.733.3353026.719.222.2
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Ex-smoker34.932.433.530.228.930.127.2
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Never smoked 42.434.331.539.844.350.750.6
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North East 96.71.10.51.30.4
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North West 95.51.50.32.20.4
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Yorkshire and The Humber 95.41.50.52.10.4
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East Midlands 961.10.42.30.3
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West Midlands 93.31.20.74.30.5
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East of England 951.10.43.20.3
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London 92.32.20.64.20.6
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South East 94.71.50.62.80.5
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South West 95.41.80.420.4
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Wales 95.61.30.41.90.8
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Scotland 95.71.30.320.6
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Northern Ireland 92.40.90.45.31
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