Tag Archives: ONS

Is being bisexual ruining your life?

OK, I admit it, it’s a provocative headline. But the latest number crunching from the Office for National Statistics says that lesbian, gay and bi people rate their ‘quality of life’ as lower than the population at large do. They find that “People who identified as bisexual had the biggest well-being gap, reporting significantly higher levels of anxiety than any […]

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Another Bi Boost

The latest statistics from ONS once again show more people identifying as bisexual – and again it’s a generational shift with younger people less likely to identify as straight. Emily Knipe, of the Population Statistics Division at the Office for National Statistics, says of the new figures: “In 2016, around 2% of the population identified themselves as lesbian, gay or […]

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More young bis boost LGB numbers

The ONS’ annual Household Survey statistics out this week reveal a growing proportion of young people identifying as bisexual, lesbian or gay – and the big boost is in the “B”. 3.3% of people aged between 16 and 24 identified as LGB in 2015, up from 2.8% in 2014. That 0.5% hike reflects a growth from 1.3% to 1.8% identifying […]

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Welsh and English bis smoke more

New research suggests that bisexual people in England and Wales are more likely to smoke than either gay or straight people. Yet in Scotland, gay people are bigger smokers than bis – and in Northern Ireland bi people are less likely to smoke than both gays and straights. The Office for National Statistics has published this year’s figures on the […]

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How Bi Is Your Region?

This year’s ONS household survey statistics show us the bi-est parts of Britain – and the places with the fewest bisexuals as a proportion of the population. Surprisingly Northern Ireland comes out top, with 1% of the population there identifying as bi. London and the South East come next at 0.7 to 0.8%. One in two hundred are bi in […]

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More suspect stats

The Office for National Statistics has published this year’s figures on the proportion of the population who are bisexual, lesbian, or gay, broken down to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and regions of England. 0.5% of adults identified as bisexual – but with a marked gender skew, with that being the answer of 0.7% of women and 0.3% of men. 0.7% […]

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