On the 6th January 2023, the Office for National Statistics released detailed univariate data from the 2021 Census covering the theme of ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’.

Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation
Sexual Orientation (Detailed)
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA)
Local Authority (LA)
Gender Identity Gender Identity
Gender Identity (Detailed)
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA)
Local Authority (LA)


As soon as this data has been processed it will be added to the Data Observatory and this page will be updated to sign post to the relevant profiles.

In the meantime, you can access the data directly from the ONS website HERE

Summary Infographic: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

  • The census question on sexual orientation was a voluntary question asked of those aged 16 years and over.
  • In total, 196,338 people in Hull (91.8% of the population aged 16 years and over) answered the question.
  • 188,281 people in Hull (88.0%) identified as straight or heterosexual.
  • 8,057 people in Hull (3.8%) identified with an LGB+ orientation (“Gay or Lesbian”, “Bisexual” or “Other sexual orientation”).
  • The remaining 17,539 people in Hull (8.2%) did not answer the question.


Hull No (2021) Hull % (2021) England % (2021)
Straight or Heterosexual 188,281 88.0% 89.4%
Gay or Lesbian 3,655 1.7% 1.5%
Bisexual 3,522 1.6% 1.3%
All Other Sexual Orientations 880 0.4% 0.3%
Not Answered 17,539 8.2% 7.5%



2021 Census Map: Residents Who Identify as Non Straight / Non Heterosexual (MSOA)

GENDER IDENTITY

  • The census question on gender identity was a voluntary question asked of those aged 16 years and over. The question asked “Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?”.
  • Overall, 198,694 people in Hull (92.9% of the population aged 16 years and over) answered the question.
  • In total, 197,316 people in Hull (92.3%) answered “Yes” and 1,378 (0.6%) answered “No”.
  • The remaining 15,183 people in Hull (7.1%) did not answer the question.


Hull No (2021) Hull % (2021) England % (2021)
Gender Identity Same as Sex Registered At Birth 197,316 92.3% 93.5%
Gender Identity Different to Sex Registered At Birth But No Identity Given 632 0.3% 0.2%
Trans Woman 242 0.1% 0.1%
Trans Man 242 0.1% 0.1%
All Other Gender Identities 262 0.1% 0.1%
Not Answered 15,183 7.1% 6.0%



2021 Census Map: Residents Who Identify as a Non CIS Gender Identity (MSOA)