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Summary

  • 53% of the sample are female, 46% are male, less than 1% of the sample are intersex, and less than 1% prefer to self-describe e.g. non-binary
  • Four fifths of the sample are heterosexual, 8% are gay/lesbian, 7% are bisexual, 3% are asexual, and 1% are of a different orientation e.g. pansexual
  • There is representation from all age groups amongst the sample, however the older age groups are somewhat over-represented and the younger age groups are under-represented compared to Portsmouth’s total population

What is your sex?

Base: Total sample (326)

This chart shows that
46% of the total sample are male compared to 50% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
53% of the total sample are female compared to 50% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
1% are intersex
1% prefer to self-describe

What is your sexual orientation?

Base: Total sample (282)

This chart shows that:
81% of the total sample are heterosexual compared to 95% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
8% of the total sample are gay/ lesbian compared to 2% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
7% of the total sample are bisexual compared to 2% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
3% of the total sample are asexual
1% of the total sample are of an other sexual orientation compared to 1% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)

What is your age group?

Base: Total sample (334)

This chart shows that
2% of the total sample are aged 16-24 years compared to 19% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
5% of the total sample are aged 25-34 years compared to 18% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
13% of the total sample are aged 35-44 years compared to 16% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
13% of the total sample are aged 45-54 years compared to 15% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
27% of the total sample are aged 55-64 years compared to 14% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
25% of the total sample are aged 65-74 years compared to 10% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)
15% of the total sample are aged 75 years and over compared to 8% of Portsmouth’s population (2021 census)