London: North-eastern England’s Geordies are the “straightest” Brits in the UK when it comes to their sexuality, while London has the highest number of homosexuals, a new research has revealed.
And while London is said to be the ‘gayest’ place in the UK with the highest number of homosexuals, almost 96 per cent of the residents of North-east England say they are heterosexual, the daily Mail reported.
According to the data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), just 0.7 per cent of residents in the northeast admitted to being gay or lesbian while 0.4 per cent of those questioned said they were bisexual.
A total of 95.9 per cent of Geordies questioned said they were straight, while 0.4 per cent said they weren’t sure.
In London, 90.6 per cent of those questioned said they were straight, with 1.8 per cent admitting they were gay, 0.7 per cent bisexual.
Those living in the south west of England were thought to have the most bisexual residents, with 0.9 per cent of those surveyed identifying themselves as liking both men and women.
Across the UK, 94 per cent of adults identified themselves as heterosexual, while 1 per cent of the surveyed population - about 490,000 adults - identified themselves as gay or lesbian. Many of those surveyed who said they were homosexual were young people.
The capital has the highest number of homosexual residents, the data said.