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Table 2 Stratified estimates of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adult 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

  GP Patient Survey 2015 Estimated population of England mid-2015 Projections to population of England mid-2015
Number of LGB Distribution of LGB (%) Number of LGB Distribution of LGB (%)
Age (years)
 0–17a 11,677,856
 18–24 4030 17.1 4,920,128 184,027 3.74
 25–34 6122 25.9 7,485,996 279,556 3.73
 35–44 5161 21.9 7,107,372 235,673 3.32
 45–54 4266 18.1 7,700,360 194,804 2.53
 55–64 2099 8.9 6,183,043 95,849 1.55
 65–74 1075 4.6 5,285,755 49,089 0.93
 75–84 581 2.5 3,130,528 26,531 0.85
 85 or over 283 1.2 1,295,289 12,923 1.00
 Total 23,617 100.0 43,108,471 1,078,452 2.50
Gender
 Male 14,434 61.1 21,047,349 659,173 3.13
 Female 9181 38.9 22,061,122 419,279 1.90
 Total 23,615 100.0 43,108,471 1,078,452 2.50
Region
 London 6482 26.8 6,720,843 288,531 4.29
 North West 3197 13.2 5,652,470 142,307 2.52
 North East 1060 4.4 2,100,204 47,183 2.25
 South East 3524 14.5 7,029,838 156,863 2.23
 West Midlands 2187 9.0 4,489,117 97,349 2.17
 Yorkshire and the Humber 1981 8.2 4,244,933 88,180 2.08
 South West 2012 8.3 4,389,099 89,559 2.04
 East of England 2148 8.9 4,776,467 95,613 2.00
 East Midlands 1637 6.8 3,705,500 72,867 1.97
 Total 24,228 100.0 43,108,471 1,078,452 2.50
  1. aThe proportion of LGB among people below 18 could not be estimated as the GP Patient Survey only asked about sexual orientation among adults (18+)