Analyses include sexual identity in the UK by sex, region and age group, sourced from the Annual Population Survey.
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The proportion of the UK population aged 16 years and over identifying as heterosexual or straight has decreased from 94.4% in 2012 to 93.2% in 2017.
Over the last five years, the proportion of the UK population identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) has increased from 1.5% in 2012 to 2.0% in 2017, although the latest figure is unchanged from 2016.
In 2017, there were an estimated 1.1 million people aged 16 years and over identifying as LGB out of a UK population aged 16 years and over of 52.8 million.
Annual Population Survey sexual identity estimates for UK by sex and age group, for selected English counties, and for local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland.
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