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Census data reveals LGBT+ populations for first time in England and Wales

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Figures on sexual orientation and gender identity have been included in the latest census for the first time.

People aged 16 and over were asked to provide this information on a voluntary basis.

More than 1.3m people in England and Wales said they identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (3.2%) and 89.4% identified as straight or heterosexual.

More than 250,000 people said their gender identity is different to their sex at birth.

For more on this story: https://news.sky.com/story/census-2021-more-than-250-000-people-in-england-and-wales-say-gender-identity-is-different-from-sex-at-birth-12781010

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