Sexual Orientation

There are no accurate statistics available regarding the profile of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population either in Lewisham, London or Britain as a whole. Sexuality is not incorporated into the census or most other official statistics. The Greater London Authority based its Sexual Orientation Equality Scheme on an estimate that the lesbian and gay population comprises roughly 10% of the total population. This would make the lesbian and gay population of the borough roughly 20,000, although whether this includes bisexual or transgender individuals is unclear.

About 0.4% of Lewisham households comprise same sex couples in civil partnerships (Census 2011). This is more than double the average for England.




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