Guidance

Producing estimates of the size of the LGB population of England

This report establishes a new robust estimate of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population of England.

Documents

Producing modelled estimates of the size of the LGB population of England: Final Report

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Technical Report 1: Review of LGB measures

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Technical Report 2. Methodology for synthesis

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This work provides a population denominator for use in estimating health outcomes by sexual orientation. Being able to compare health outcomes between different population groups is important in assessing health inequality and inequity.

The report has three key objectives:

  1. 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.
  2. To set out and justify the proposed methodology for accurately and robustly estimating the size of the LGB population.
  3. To produce robust and reliable estimates for the LGB population that can be broken down by socio-demographic and geographic variables.
Published 1 February 2017