Sexual orientation, further personal characteristics, England and Wales: Census 2021

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Release date: 1 November 2023 9:30am


Summary analysis of Census 2021 sexual orientation data by a range of other census characteristics including disability, general health, ethnic group, religion, labour market characteristics, education, legal partnership status, family status, and children. This builds on our existing analysis of differences by age and sex.



Contact details


Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity team



+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