For the first time ever, LGBTQIA+ people have been included in the England and Wales: Census 2021. We've made history! We are now recorded in Census data for the first time since it started back in 1801. This data will be used by charities, and service providers to better support and understand our community.
We've looked at our North East data:
🏳️🌈 Over 50k, 3.12% of people living in the LA7* identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Pan, Asexual, Queer, and other. (UK 1.5m, 3.2%)
1.5m, 91.2% identified as straight/heterosexual (UK 43.4m, 89.4%)
95k, 5.7% in the LA7 didn't answer (UK 3.6m, 7.5%)
🏳️⚧️ Over 7k, 0.45% of people living in the LA7 said their gender was different from the sex registered at birth, including but not exclusive to Trans Man, Trans Woman, and Non Binary identities. (UK 262k, 0.5%)
1.5m, 95% said their gender was the same as their sex registered at birth (UK 45.7m, 93.5%)
76k, 4.75% in the LA7 didn't answer (UK 2.9m, 6.0%)
The question was asked to the 'householder' and they answered on behalf of those living in that residence and was for those over the age of 16. This could mean that those whose gender identity or sexual orientation is not known or accepted by the person completing the census, or those under 16, may not be included in the results. We see you, and you are valid.
The Census 2021 shows the importance of visibility and inclusion in our national story. We have always been here. Now we're #ProudToBeCounted.
*LA7 - 7 Local Authorities that we support, Co Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Sunderland)