Community News

Census 2021 a “crucial” snapshot of LGBTQ+ population of England and Wales

Graham Robson January 6, 2023

The latest census figures (Census 2021) have revealed Brighton & Hove is the local authority with the largest LGB+ population among those aged 16 years and over (10.7%). Seven of the other local authorities in the top 10 were in London, with the largest LGB+ populations residing in the City of London (10.3%). 

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New data shows 3.1% of people aged 16+ identify as lesbian, gay or bi

Graham Robson May 25, 2022

The release provides ‘experimental statistics’ on sexual orientation in the UK in 2020 by region, sex, age, marital or legal partnership status, ethnic group and socio-economic classification, using data from the Annual Population Survey

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LGBTQ+ communities to be recognised in Census 2021

Graham Robson February 21, 2021

For the first time, local-level information on the proportion of the population that is  LGBTQ+ will be gathered in the next census, which takes place on March 21 with results available in 2022

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All time high in drug-related deaths in England and Wales

Gary Hart August 16, 2019

New data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) covering England and Wales shows that deaths from drug poisonings in 2018 were at the highest rate since records began in 1993 and 16% higher than 2017.

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In The South

Civil Partnerships remain popular option for same sex couples

Paul Gustafson August 21, 2018

RELATE, the UK relationship support charity, has welcomed the latest findings from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which show a continued growth in the number of civil partnerships in 2017. The charity sees civil partnerships as an important legal option for helping to support and maintain healthy, committed, same-sex relationships, and hopes that the continued popularity of CPs will help inform government consultation on whether to keep civil partnerships in future now that gay marriage is an option, or indeed to extend the option of CPs to those who are not same-sex couples. 

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