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Table 2 Percentage of Australia’s adult population identifying as a sexual minority by age group

From: What is the size of Australia’s sexual minority population?

Survey GSS HILDA HILDA Average
Year of survey 2014 2012 2016 All
Females     %
 18–24 7.16 4.61 7.52 6.43
 25–34 4.85 3.54 5.44 4.61
 35–44 3.94 3.13 3.66 3.58
 45–54 2.46 2.33 2.83 2.54
 55–64 1.33 2.56 3.26 2.38
 65 + 0.19 2.24 2.37 1.60
Males     %
 18–24 2.99 4.92 5.66 4.52
 25–34 4.19 5.38 6.04 5.20
 35–44 3.50 2.50 3.26 3.09
 45–54 2.15 2.90 3.15 2.73
 55–64 1.80 3.10 3.89 2.93
 65 + 1.41 3.12 3.43 2.65
Total     %
 18–24 4.81 4.77 6.59 5.39
 25–34 4.69 4.46 5.74 4.96
 35–44 3.98 2.82 3.46 3.42
 45–54 2.48 2.61 2.99 2.69
 55–64 1.50 2.83 3.57 2.63
 65 +  0.96 2.65 2.87 2.16
  1. Percentages were calculated from weighted survey data. Relative standard errors are provided in the Additional file 1 accompanying this paper