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The number of Britons describing themselves as bisexual has soared by 45 per cent in just three years. In 2012, 230,000 people said they were bisexual – a total that rose to 334,000 in 2015. More young adults aged 16 to 24 describe themselves as ‘bi’ rather than exclusively gay or lesbian – an increase from 76,000 to 133,000 over the same period.
The increase among those who said they were solely gay or lesbian was less pronounced, from 541,000 to 586,000 over the three years.
The ONS found that 1.1 per cent of the population describe themselves as gay or lesbian.
Men are more likely than women to identify as LGB – 2 per cent of men against 1.5 per cent of women. Younger people are also more likely to say they are LGB – 3.3 per cent of people aged 16 to 24 did so, against 2.7 per cent of those aged 25 to 34, 1.7 per cent in the 35 to 49 age group, and only 0.6 per cent of over-65s.
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