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Pooled Sample - Table 6

Table 6: Characteristics of Adults in Scotland - Sexual Orientation1

Row Percentage, 2012 Data

Data Being Developed

 

Heterosexual or Straight

Gay or Lesbian

Bisexual

Other

Refused

Don't know

Unweighted Base

Weighted Base

Aberdeen City

98.4

0.8

0.4

0.2

0.2

0.0

923

999

Aberdeenshire

97.7

0.7

0.1

0.1

0.9

0.5

937

1,081

Angus

98.7

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.8

0.0

524

488

Argyll & Bute

96.5

1.0

0.5

0.3

1.6

0.2

431

408

Clackmannanshire

98.4

0.6

0.1

0.2

0.6

0.0

468

221

Dumfries & Galloway

97.4

1.4

0.3

0.2

0.6

0.1

1,305

657

Dundee City

97.5

1.3

0.2

0.3

0.5

0.2

620

652

East Ayrshire

99.1

0.5

0.0

0.2

0.2

0.1

504

532

East Dunbartonshire

96.1

1.2

0.2

0.0

2.5

0.0

501

462

East Lothian

98.0

0.7

0.4

0.5

0.5

0.0

436

423

East Renfrewshire

97.6

1.1

0.0

0.2

1.1

0.0

403

380

Edinburgh, City of

95.5

2.2

0.4

0.5

1.3

0.2

1,727

2,229

Eilean Siar

96.0

0.9

0.7

0.2

1.6

0.6

445

114

Falkirk

98.1

0.8

0.5

0.2

0.5

0.0

746

674

Fife

96.9

0.9

0.8

0.4

0.9

0.0

1,655

1,621

Glasgow City

94.7

2.1

1.2

0.3

1.7

0.0

2,082

2,669

Highland

97.7

0.5

0.4

0.2

0.8

0.3

993

986

Inverclyde

97.6

1.9

0.1

0.1

0.3

0.0

459

350

Midlothian

98.0

0.4

0.0

0.3

1.3

0.0

356

358

Moray

97.3

0.1

0.8

0.2

1.0

0.5

458

386

North Ayrshire

96.6

0.6

0.9

0.4

1.3

0.2

587

601

North Lanarkshire

98.5

0.4

0.3

0.1

0.7

0.0

1,004

1,400

Orkney Islands

96.8

0.6

0.2

2.4

0.0

0.0

442

90

Perth & Kinross

97.5

0.3

0.4

0.8

0.9

0.1

588

667

Renfrewshire

99.1

0.0

0.3

0.1

0.5

0.0

631

746

Scottish Borders

97.0

1.2

0.6

0.1

1.1

0.0

516

498

Shetland Islands

98.9

0.2

0.0

0.1

0.5

0.4

450

98

South Ayrshire

98.3

1.1

0.0

0.0

0.4

0.2

469

506

South Lanarkshire

97.7

1.2

0.3

0.2

0.7

0.0

987

1,359

Stirling

97.2

2.0

0.2

0.0

0.7

0.0

560

403

West Dunbartonshire

95.1

0.4

0.7

0.0

3.6

0.2

427

401

West Lothian

98.1

0.4

0.4

0.8

0.4

0.0

558

733

Scotland

97.1

1.1

0.5

0.3

1.0

0.1

23,192

23,192

 

Source: Pooled Sample from Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS), Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) and Scottish Household Survey (SHS)

1. It should be noted that estimates on self-identified sexual orientation may be considered to under-represent the lesbian, gay and bisexual population. Potential reasons for this are discussed in the known issues section of this release.