Data and supporting information about sexual orientation and gender identity from Census 2021 in England and Wales.

These publications are part of the topic summaries and will include:· datasets, statistical bulletins and supporting information.

It includes univariate data (one variable only) down to Middle Super Output Area (MSOA), where possible. Multivariate data (more than one variable) will be released in early 2023.

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