Sexuality in Scotland (UK) 2014

This statistic shows the self-reported sexual identity of people in Scotland in 2014. The majority of people in the UK identified themselves as being heterosexual with roughly 1 in 100 people identifying as being gay/lesbian or bisexual with Scotland being no exception.

Self-reported sexual identity of people in Scotland in 2014

Share of respondents
Heterosexual / Straight 94.6%
Gay / Lesbian 0.8%
Bisexual 0.3%
Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual 1.1%
Other 0.3%
Don't know/refuse 2.6%
Non-response 1.4%
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Release date

October 2015


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period


Number of respondents

22,792 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

ONS defines 'no response' as no data provided to the question by an eligible responder.
Face-to-face and telephone interviews were used. During the face to face interviews, respondents were asked; ‘Which of the options on this card best describes how you think of yourself?’ For telephone interviews, the interview said ‘I will now read out a list of terms that people use to describe how they think of themselves’. The list was read out to the respondents twice. On the second reading, the respondent had to say ‘stop’ when an appropriate term they identified with was read out. In both modes, the order in which the terms appeared or were read out was unique for each respondent to ensure confidentiality.

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