UK Gay Population Revealed

Most Homosexuals live in London according to new report

The Office for National Statistics have released details of a survey which suggests out of the 450,000 adults in the UK questioned 1.5 per cent of them were willing to identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual.



The details were formed as part of the Integrated Household Survey, which is the second largest UK wide poll after the census. The research asked those taking part to provide details of their sexual identity.

5% said they were heterosexual, 1% said they were homosexual, 0.5% said they were bisexual and 3.5% refused to answer or provided “other” as the answer.

Ruth Hunt, Deputy Director of Public Affairs at gay rights charity Stonewall told The PinkNews website “We have to view these results with caution. It’s the first time people have been asked and we expect the figures to rise in a few years.”

The government statistics, recorded in 2005, have previously stated that around 3.6 million people in the UK are either homosexual or bisexual.

In the latest research it revealed that the majority of the homosexual and bisexual community lived in London, with Northern Ireland having the lowest figures logged.