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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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Bi Statistics: 1 in 2 or 1 in 50?

YouGov does bi Last month YouGov were busy asking people about sexual orientation – with headline grabbing and intriguing results. 1,632 people took part in the survey over 13-14 August, while many BCN readers were busy at BiCon. Participants were asked to place themselves on the sexuality scale from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual) put themselves somewhere in […]

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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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