Journal article

Local Area Estimates and Geographical Patterns of Australia's Sexual Minority Population

Tom Wilson, Jeromey Temple

APPLIED SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND POLICY | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

The need for subnational population statistics by sexual identity is being increasingly recognised for a variety of service delivery, analysis, and policy purposes. However, such statistics are rarely produced by statistical offices or researchers. The aims of the paper are to describe a new method for calculating subnational estimates of the population aged 18 and over by sexual identity, and apply it to produce mid-2016 estimates for local areas in Australia. Census counts of persons in same-sex and opposite-sex relationships, survey data by sexual identity and partnership status, and official Estimated Resident Population data are used. The method first involved preparing census-like coun..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding support from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (Project Number CE1101029) is gratefully acknowledged.