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Table 3 The estimated sexual minority population of Australia, 2011 and 2016

From: What is the size of Australia’s sexual minority population?

  2011 2016
Males Females Total Males Females Total
Total sexual minority population by age group
 18–24 51,920 67,099 119,018 54,224 70,835 125,058
 25–34 84,460 71,037 155,497 94,459 81,863 176,323
 35–44 49,951 60,219 110,170 51,275 62,022 113,297
 45–54 42,803 40,388 83,191 44,103 42,702 86,805
 55–64 37,008 30,671 67,679 39,593 34,098 73,691
 65 +  36,919 26,997 63,916 44,652 31,954 76,606
 Total 303,061 296,411 599,472 328,306 323,474 651,781
Sexual minority populations aged 18 +
 Lesbian/gay 168,066 95,631 263,697 182,066 104,362 286,429
 Bisexual 71,886 126,244 198,130 77,874 137,770 215,645
 Other 63,109 74,536 137,645 68,366 81,342 149,708
 Total 303,061 296,411 599,472 328,306 323,474 651,781
  1. Sources: Calculated from average survey percentages (Table 2) and ABS ERPs. Rows and columns may not sum exactly to totals due to rounding