Brexit votes in the United Kingdom by gender 2016

In the Brexit referendum that took place in the United Kingdom on June 23, 2016, 55 percent of men voted to leave the European Union, compared with 49 percent of women. The referendum itself was won by the leave side, after they won 51.9 percent of the vote overall.

 British youth back remain

  According to exit polls on the day of the referendum, almost three quarters of British people aged between 18 to 24 voted to remain in the European Union. By contrast, leave was backed by a majority of people who were over the age of 45, with those aged over 65 the most likely age group to vote to leave.  

 How did different regions vote?

  Across almost all of England and Wales, the leave vote was triumphant, with London the only English region to vote for remain. In Scotland and Northern Ireland there opposite was true, with the remain vote being particularly strong in Scotland where 62 percent of the population voted for continued membership of the European Union.

Share of votes in the Brexit referendum of 2016 in the United Kingdom, by gender

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Release date

September 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

June 23, 2016

Number of respondents

7,816 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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