Thursday, February 15, 2018

Estimates of Australia’s non-heterosexual population

Как это делают в Австралии (ун-т Ч. Дарвина):

Demographers have studied minority populations for many years, but relatively little attention has been paid to sexual minority groups. Population estimates for sexual minorities would be useful as denominators for a range of health and socio-economic indicators, to monitor representation in employment, assist budget planning, and inform the marketing of goods and services.
Aim: The aim of this paper is to present some approximate estimates of the non-heterosexual adult population of Australia in mid-2016 by sex, broad age group and state/territory.

Data on sexual identity were sourced from three nationally representative surveys. Use was also made of 2016 Census data and Estimated Resident Populations. Prevalence rates of the non-heterosexual population aged 18+ were averaged over the three surveys and multiplied by ERPs to obtain national population estimates. Census data on same-sex couples were used to distribute the national estimates by state and territory.

Australia’s non-heterosexual population aged 18+ in 2016 is estimated to have been 592,000, representing about 3.2% of the adult population. New South Wales is home the largest non-heterosexual population (about 204,000) and the Northern Territory the smallest (about 4,700), while the highest prevalence is in the ACT (5.1%).

Australia’s non-heterosexual population is a relatively small population, but its prevalence varies considerably by age and sex and between states and territories. Estimates of this population should prove useful for monitoring health and wellbeing and for a variety of planning and policy purposes.

The relationship between the three dimensions of sexual orientation


Table 1: Percentage of the Australian adult population identifying as non-heterosexual averaged across three surveys, 2012-14

Age groupMalesFemales
18-244.06.4
25-344.04.8
35-443.03.8
45-542.62.6
55-642.42.0
65+2.31.1
18+3.13.4

Table 2: Estimates of the Australian adult population identifying as non-heterosexual, 2016

Age groupMalesFemalesPersons
18-2447,09871,839118,937
25-3471,80486,551158,355
35-4448,87461,770110,644
45-5440,84841,00981,857
55-6432,57928,68461,263
65+39,84821,01160,859
18+281,052310,863591,915

Table 3: Estimates of the adult population identifying as non-heterosexual by state/territory, 2016

State/territory
Population aged 18+%ofERP
MalesFemalesPersonsPersons
NSW106,40098,023204,4233.4
Vic76,26780,790157,0573.3
Qld48,99663,596112,5923.0
SA14,26520,81835,0832.6
WA21,28029,82851,1082.6
Tas4,9925,95310,9452.7
NT2,1472,5964,7432.6
ACT6,7059,25815,9645.1
Australia281,052310,863591,9153.2

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