Social Survey Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455678
Categories: People and Places, Housing and Households, Households, Household Composition and Characteristics, People, Identity, Sexual Identity, Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Lifestyles and Behaviours, Drug use, Alcohol and Smoking
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Region
In 2012, 1.5 per cent of adults in the UK identified themselves as Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual.
Adults aged 16 to 24 were more likely to identify themselves as Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual (2.6 per cent) compared with adults aged 65 and over (0.4 per cent).
Across the UK, 77 per cent of men and 75 per cent of women reported that they were ‘in good health’.
Fewer than one in ten adults aged 16 to 24 (9.3 per cent) considered themselves as not being in good health. This compared with more than four in ten (43 per cent) of those aged 65 and over.
One in five adults (aged 18+) were current smokers in the UK in 2012. Regions in the North of England and Scotland had the highest proportions of current smokers in the UK. London and the South East had some of the lowest proportions of current smokers.