Table 2
Selected characteristics by sexual orientation and sex, household population aged 15 and older, Canada excluding the territories, 2015


Table 2
Selected characteristics by sexual orientation and sex, household population aged 15 and older, Canada excluding the territories, 2015
Table summary
This table displays the results of Selected characteristics by sexual orientation and sex. The information is grouped by Characteristic (appearing as row headers), Men, Women, Heterosexual, Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian, % and 95% confidence interval (appearing as column headers).
Characteristic Men Women
HeterosexualTable 2 Note  Gay Bisexual HeterosexualTable 2 Note  Lesbian Bisexual
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to from to from to from to
Age group (years)
15 to 24 16.0 15.2 16.8 13.9 8.2 22.6 28.1Note E: Use with caution Note * 19.8 38.3 13.3 12.6 13.9 22.2Note E: Use with caution Note * 15.2 31.3 39.4Note * 32.1 47.2
25 to 44 33.5 32.6 34.4 40.4 31.0 50.7 33.0Note E: Use with caution 23.8 43.8 33.0 32.1 33.8 33.7Note E: Use with caution 24.5 44.3 43.9Note * 36.3 51.8
45 to 64 34.5 33.9 35.1 35.6 26.8 45.5 20.4Note E: Use with caution Note * 13.7 29.3 34.8 34.2 35.5 35.7 26.3 46.2 12.8Note E: Use with caution Note * 9.0 17.8
65 and older 16.0 15.7 16.3 10.0Note E: Use with caution Note * 6.5 15.1 18.5Note E: Use with caution 11.2 29.0 19.0 18.7 19.3 8.4Note E: Use with caution Note * 5.3 13.0 4.0Note E: Use with caution Note * 2.6 6.0
Household income quintile
Lowest 15.6 14.8 16.5 11.6Note E: Use with caution 7.6 17.4 22.4Note E: Use with caution 14.8 32.5 20.3 19.4 21.2 16.0Note E: Use with caution 10.7 23.3 29.8Note * 24.3 35.9
Low–middle 17.6 16.8 18.5 17.1 10.1 27.4 29.0Note E: Use with caution Note * 19.7 40.4 20.7 19.8 21.5 18.8Note E: Use with caution 11.7 28.7 28.5 21.1 37.3
Middle 20.3 19.4 21.2 18.2Note E: Use with caution 12.5 25.7 18.5Note E: Use with caution 12.2 27.0 21.3 20.4 22.2 18.1Note E: Use with caution 12.4 25.8 15.1Note E: Use with caution Note * 10.7 20.9
High–middle 21.7 20.8 22.6 24.3Note E: Use with caution 16.6 34.0 16.8Note E: Use with caution 10.6 25.5 19.3 18.5 20.2 20.7Note E: Use with caution 13.0 31.2 16.4Note E: Use with caution 11.4 22.9
Highest 24.7 23.8 25.7 28.9Note E: Use with caution 20.0 39.7 13.4Note E: Use with caution Note * 8.3 20.7 18.4 17.6 19.3 26.4Note E: Use with caution 18.2 36.7 10.2Note E: Use with caution Note * 6.7 15.3
Marital status
Married or living common-law 62.9 61.9 63.9 38.7Note * 29.3 49.0 27.3Note E: Use with caution Note * 19.5 36.8 58.8 57.7 59.8 46.1Note * 36.3 56.3 29.3Note * 23.0 36.5
Widowed/separated/divorced 7.8 7.3 8.4 7.0 4.1 11.7 6.8 4.0 11.4 17.0 16.3 17.8 8.6Note * 5.1 14.1 11.7Note E: Use with caution Note * 8.1 16.6
Never married 29.3 28.4 30.1 54.3Note * 44.0 64.3 65.9Note * 56.2 74.4 24.2 23.4 25.0 45.3Note * 36.0 54.8 59.0Note * 51.5 66.1
Cultural / racial background
White 76.0 74.9 77.1 82.2 74.0 88.3 83.5 73.3 90.4 75.6 74.6 76.6 76.9 65.5 85.4 75.9 68.2 82.1
Non-White 20.2 19.2 21.3 15.5Note E: Use with caution 9.7 23.9 13.1 7.1 23.2 20.6 19.6 21.6 17.6 10.2 28.6 15.1Note E: Use with caution 9.4 23.2
Indigenous identity
Indigenous 3.7 3.3 4.2 Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published 3.8 3.5 4.2 Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published 9.1Note E: Use with caution Note * 6.4 12.8
Non-Indigenous 96.3 95.8 96.7 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 96.2 95.8 96.5 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 90.9Note * 87.2 93.6
Number of chronic conditions
None 50.8 49.6 51.9 50.1 39.9 60.3 51.7 41.1 62.1 43.9 42.8 44.9 44.6 34.1 55.6 44.3 36.6 52.3
One 24.6 23.6 25.5 29.3Note E: Use with caution 20.5 40.0 26.7Note E: Use with caution 18.6 36.7 24.7 23.8 25.6 23.0Note E: Use with caution 15.1 33.3 27.0 20.9 34.1
Two 12.3 11.6 13.0 9.9 6.0 15.9 13.4 8.0 21.5 14.6 13.9 15.4 15.1Note E: Use with caution 9.2 23.9 12.5Note E: Use with caution 9.1 16.9
Three or more 12.4 11.8 13.0 10.7Note E: Use with caution 6.7 16.6 8.3Note E: Use with caution 5.1 13.4 16.8 16.1 17.5 17.3Note E: Use with caution 11.1 26.0 16.3 12.1 21.6
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