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Table 1 Estimates of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population of England

From: The proportion of the population of England that self-identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual: producing modelled estimates based on national social surveys

Method Weighting approach LGB (%) Lesbian and gay (%) Bisexual (%) ‘Other’ (%)
1 Unweighted 2.51 1.25 0.60 0.65
2 Weighted by log sample size 2.52 1.27 0.63 0.62
3 Weighted by log sample size and response rate 2.51 1.26 0.63 0.61
4 Weighted by inverse proportion of missing dataa 2.50 1.25 0.60 0.66
5 Weighted by log sample size, response rate and inverse proportion of missing dataa 2.50 1.25 0.63 0.61
  1. aMissing data: people who responded ‘don’t know’, ‘prefer not to say’, refused and gave no answer