Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

Welcome to LGBT Foundation’s Evidence Exchange, an evidence base of statistics about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) needs and experiences.

Topics range from healthcare to homophobia and schools to safer sex. The evidence base is continuously updated to include new research, and all records include as much information about the statistic as possible.

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1 in 4 LGBT users of sports or recreational facilities in Waltham Forest experienced looks, stares or gestures motivated by homophobia or transphobia

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Sport

Year: 2010

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1 in 3 LGBT people in Waltham Forest felt they had a say in decisions made affecting the area.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Half of LGBT people living in Waltham Forest feel they know about the work of Waltham Forest Council.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Almost 30% of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest believe the Council is making the area a better place to live, just over 35% believe the Council is making it a better place for LGBT people to live.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Just over 1 in 20 LGBT users of sports or recreational facilities in Waltham forest experienced homophobic or transphobic abuse from other users and just under 1 in 20 experienced homophobic abuse from staff.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Sport

Year: 2010

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Just over half of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest socialise with other LGBT people in Waltham Forest.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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50% of LGBT people in Waltham Forest feel that it's an area where social differences such as age, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation were respected.

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Discrimination: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Roughly 2 in 3 LGBT people in Waltham Forest had recently engaged with politics, sports or social groups in the area.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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A Scottish survey found that 25% of trans people stated that they have previously had to move out of their home (often ending up homeless) due to the transphobic reactions of their families, flat-mates or neighbours. 4% of the respondents were currently homeless.

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Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2008

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A Scottish survey found that 46% of trans people stated they had previously experienced transphobic abuse in domestic relationships: mostly this took the form of verbal abuse but 17% experienced transphobic threatening behaviour; 11% experienced transphobic physical abuse and 6% experienced transphobic sexual abuse.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, Assault

Year: 2008

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A Scottish survey found that 62% of trans people stated that they had experienced transphobic harassment from strangers in public places who perceived them to be transgender: mostly this took the form of verbal abuse but 31% experienced transphobic threatening behaviour, 17% experienced transphobic physical assault and 4% experienced transphobic sexual assault.

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Discrimination: Hate Crime
Crime: Sexual Assault, Assault

Year: 2008

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Around 1 in 10 LGBT people living in Waltham Forest were very satisfied living in that area.

Year: 2010

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A Scottish survey found male to female trans women are more likely to have children, 53% of male to female trans women respondents stated they have children compared to 20% of female to male trans men respondents.

Year: 2008

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A Scottish survey found there is a high disability rate among trans people, with 37% stating that they are disabled. The two most frequent types of disability stated are: 20% mental health disability and 14% mobility disability.

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Mental Health: Other
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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A Scottish survey found there is a high unemployment rate among trans people with 37% receiving some form of benefits. There is also a high self-employment rate with 20% of respondents stating they are self-employed.

Year: 2008

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A Scottish survey found that 55% of trans people have a HND/Degree or Postgraduate Degree but only 30% of respondents have a gross annual income of over £20,000 and 48% of respondents have a gross annual income of under £10,001.

Year: 2008

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Over a fifth of LGB people were classified as dependent on drugs or alcohol along with another quarter who showed signs of dependency.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol, Drugs

Year: 2012

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After completing a ‘reflection’ and ‘recognition’ course, 88% of medical students felt more sensitive towards doctor duties regarding sexuality, and 84% said they were more sensitive to the sexuality issues of patients.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2002

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21% of medical students originally said they would not feel comfortable talking to gay patients, after completing a ‘reflection’ and ‘recognition’ course, this dropped to 6%, and there was a 15% reduction in students who felt they would have problems talking to gay patients.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2002

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81% of lesbian women in Glasgow felt there was a need for a sexual health service for lesbians and 71% said they would use it if one existed.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 1999

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22% of LGB people report binge drinking once or twice a week, 6% report binge drinking four or five times a week and 4% report binge drinking daily or almost daily.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2012

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Gay and bisexual males are more likely to report binge drinking once or twice a week in the last month (34%) than lesbian or bisexual females (29%).

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2012

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34% of GB males and 29% of LGB females report binge drinking at least once or twice a week compared to 19% of males and 15% of females of the general population.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2012

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20% of LGB people report using more than one drug (including alcohol) during a single session (such as a night out).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2012

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The two most common drugs taken by LGB people are cannabis (20%) and poppers (18%).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2012

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LGB people are 7 times more likely to have taken an illicit drug in the last month (35%) than the general population (4.8%).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2012

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Older gay and bisexual males are almost 3 times more likely to be single than heterosexual males.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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89% of LGB people report drinking alcohol within the last month.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2012

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35% of LGB people used at least one drug in the last month (excluding alcohol).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2012

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LGBT people who use illegal drugs or legal drugs without prescription are more likely to smoke (44%) than LGBT people who do not use drugs (22%).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs, Smoking

Year: 2009

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