Sexual Orientation in Oxfordshire
The Census 2021 was the first time that the sexual orientation question was asked, on a voluntary basis for those aged 16 and above. People were asked “Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation?”. The options were:
- Straight or heterosexual
- Gay or lesbian
- All other sexual orientation
The selection “other” included a free text box for respondents to write in sexual orientation.
Sexual orientation in Oxfordshire
88.4% of the county identify as straight or heterosexual (526,306), this percentage was lower than the nation average of (89.4%). 3.4% of the county did not identify as straight or heterosexual (21,428). The remaining 7.9% (47,299) of the county did not answer the question.
The Census 2021 tells us of our residents who did not describe themselves as straight or heterosexual:
- Bisexual - 10,009 (1.68%)
- Gay or lesbian - 8,828 (1.48%)
- Pansexual -1,601 (0.27%)
- Asexual - 547 (0.09%)
- Queer - 287 (0.05%)
- All other sexual orientations - 156 (0.03%)