Public Health England has published Producing modelled estimates of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population of England.
The report has three key objectives:
- To critically review existing research, surveys and measurement tools to identify the strengths and weaknesses in using them to estimate the size of the LGB population.
- To set out and justify the proposed methodology for accurately and robustly estimating the size of the LGB population.
- To produce robust and reliable estimates for the LGB population that can be broken down by socio-demographic and geographic variables.
The report establishes a new estimate of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual population of England, providing a population denominator for use in estimating health outcomes by sexual orientation.
The full report can be downloaded here