Sexual orientation and gender identity: Census 2021 in England and Wales

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Release date: 6 January 2023 9:30am


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.




Contact details


Michael Roskams



+44 1329 444972

About the data

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This release includes data from Census 2021.

National Statistics

These statistics have been given National Statistics status by the Office for Statistics Regulation. They have been produced by following the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics. They meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.

This means that they:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and easily accessible
  • are produced based on appropriate data and methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest