BRC Census Population Analysis, 2013-2019

Sociodemographic Characteristics

Gender Identities, Sexuality, and Relationships


Gender Identities

Current Gender

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Male 58.3 1.0   58.2 1.0   58.5 1.0   56.8 1.4   58.0 1.2   58.7 1.2   56.0 1.2
Female 40.1 1.0   40.6 1.0   39.5 1.0   41.4 1.4   40.4 1.2   39.6 1.2   42.0 1.2
Fluid/Both/Neither 1.7 0.4   1.2 0.2   2.0 0.4   1.8 0.4   1.6 0.2   1.7 0.2   2.0 0.4

Gender Identities

Additional Gender Identities*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Participants selected all option(s) that applied.

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Gender Non-Conforming 3.2 0.4   4.4 0.6   4.4 0.4   3.8 0.4   3.6 0.4
Genderqueer 2.6 0.4   2.7 0.4   2.7 0.4   2.5 0.4   2.5 0.4
Two-Spirit 2.0 0.4   2.8 0.4   2.0 0.4   1.3 0.2   2.0 0.4
Gender Questioning 1.1 0.2   1.8 0.4   1.6 0.4   1.5 0.2   1.5 0.2
Trans-person (e.g., transgender, transsexual) 0.7 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.8 0.2   0.9 0.2   0.9 0.2
Someone with an Intersex Condition 0.4 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.8 0.2

Sexuality

Sexual Attraction

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Only Opposite Sex 50.5 1.0   47.8 1.0   48.0 1.2   48.2 1.4   47.4 1.2   46.9 1.2   47.1 1.2
Mostly Opposite Sex 33.8 1.0   36.7 1.0   35.8 1.0   36.0 1.4   35.3 1.0   36.2 1.2   34.8 1.2
Equally Attracted 6.3 0.6   6.3 0.4   6.0 0.6   6.3 0.6   6.8 0.6   6.8 0.6   7.6 0.6
Only Same Sex 5.1 0.4   4.9 0.4   5.2 0.4   5.5 0.6   5.7 0.6   5.4 0.6   5.5 0.6
Mostly Same Sex 3.4 0.4   3.6 0.4   4.0 0.4   3.3 0.4   4.0 0.4   4.0 0.4   4.2 0.4
No Sexual Attraction 0.4 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.2 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.2 0.2   0.4 0.2
Not Sure 0.4 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.4 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.3 0.2

Sexuality

Sexual Orientation

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Heterosexual/Straight 68.5 1.0   67.6 1.0   66.5 1.0   66.5 1.4   66.6 1.0   65.9 1.2   64.9 1.2
Bisexual/Pansexual 8.3 0.6   9.3 0.6   9.4 0.6   9.7 0.8   10.0 0.6   10.7 0.6   12.4 0.8
Bicurious/Heteroflexible 11.0 0.6   11.0 0.6   11.2 0.6   11.7 1.0   11.0 0.8   11.2 0.8   10.8 0.8
Gay/Lesbian/Homosexual 7.2 0.6   7.1 0.6   7.7 0.6   7.8 0.8   8.5 0.6   8.1 0.6   8.3 0.6
Refuses Labels 4.7 0.4   4.7 0.4   4.6 0.4   3.9 0.6   3.4 0.4   3.7 0.4   3.2 0.4
Asexual 0.4 0.2   0.2 0.2   0.4 0.2   0.4 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.4 0.2

Sexuality

Sexual Orientation by Gender

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* The larger confidence intervals for participants in the "Fluid/Both/Neither" category compared to the "Male" and "Female" categories are mainly due to the substantially smaller number of individuals self-reporting this gender category.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Male
Heterosexual/Straight 75.1 1.2   75.0 1.2   74.0 1.2   73.4 1.6   72.7 1.4   73.1 1.4   72.0 1.6
Gay/Lesbian/Homosexual 10.7 0.8   10.5 0.8   11.6 1.0   11.7 1.2   12.7 1.0   11.4 1.0   12.5 1.0
Bicurious/Heteroflexible 7.1 0.6   7.0 0.8   6.8 0.8   7.9 1.0   7.2 0.8   7.7 0.8   7.7 0.8
Bisexual/Pansexual 3.5 0.6   4.4 0.6   4.0 0.6   4.4 0.8   4.6 0.6   4.6 0.6   5.4 0.8
Refuses Labels 3.3 0.6   3.0 0.6   3.3 0.6   2.4 0.6   2.3 0.4   2.9 0.6   2.2 0.6
Asexual 0.3 0.2   0.1 0.0   0.2 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.4 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.2 0.2
Female
Heterosexual/Straight 60.9 1.6   58.9 1.4   58.5 1.6   59.6 2.0   60.4 1.6   57.7 1.8   58.2 1.6
Gay/Lesbian/Homosexual 2.1 0.4   2.1 0.4   2.1 0.4   2.4 0.6   2.4 0.6   2.8 0.6   2.5 0.6
Bicurious/Heteroflexible 16.8 1.2   17.0 1.2   17.8 1.2   16.9 1.6   16.5 1.2   16.4 1.2   14.9 1.2
Bisexual/Pansexual 13.9 1.2   15.1 1.0   15.4 1.2   15.1 1.4   15.8 1.2   18.2 1.4   19.9 1.4
Refuses Labels 5.9 0.8   6.5 0.8   5.7 0.8   5.6 1.0   4.3 0.6   4.4 0.8   4.0 0.6
Asexual 0.5 0.2   0.4 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.4 0.2   0.6 0.4   0.5 0.2   0.5 0.2
Fluid/Both/Neither*
Heterosexual/Straight 16.3 8.2   6.5 4.7   7.7 6.1   5.0 4.3   1.3 1.8   6.1 3.9   5.5 3.7
Gay/Lesbian/Homosexual 5.9 4.3   8.2 4.9   5.9 4.1   12.2 6.7   11.8 5.9   16.4 7.6   13.6 6.1
Bicurious/Heteroflexible 7.7 5.9   5.4 6.1   10.4 6.3   12.6 9.6   8.4 4.9   9.4 5.1   10.8 5.3
Bisexual/Pansexual 43.2 10.6   55.4 11.0   49.7 10.4   54.8 11.4   55.1 8.6   47.2 8.4   51.7 8.6
Refuses Labels 25.9 9.0   23.3 9.2   21.0 8.6   14.2 7.8   21.3 7.3   15.4 5.7   13.7 5.5
Asexual 1.1 2.2   1.3 2.0   5.3 5.3   1.2 2.4   2.0 2.0   5.4 3.5   4.7 4.7

Sexuality

Additional Sexual Identities* (2019 Only**)

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Participants selected all option(s) that applied.

** Options were changed in 2019, so results are not comparable to prior years.

2019
Percent MoE +/- %
Monogamous 46.8 1.2
Mostly Monogamous (Monogomish) 32.4 1.2
Polyamorous 18.7 1.0
Open/Curious 14.9 0.8
Kinkster 11.6 0.8
Queer 7.6 0.6
Sex/Love Addict 4.1 0.6
Swinger 3.7 0.4
Relational Anarchist 3.0 0.4
Gray-sexual/Demisexual 1.7 0.4
Other Sexual Label 1.2 0.2

Relationships

Relationship Status

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
No Relationship 36.2 1.0   35.9 1.4   35.9 1.2   34.4 1.2   33.0 1.2
In a Relationship, Married 22.7 0.8   25.2 1.2   25.3 1.0   26.8 1.0   30.3 1.2
In a Relationship, Not Married 32.7 1.0   31.4 1.2   31.3 1.0   31.7 1.2   29.7 1.0
It’s Complicated 8.5 0.6   7.4 0.8   7.5 0.6   7.1 0.6   7.0 0.6

The 2013 and 2014 online surveys asked about relationships differently, so direct comparison is impossible.


Relationships

Relationship Openness

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Not Open 38.3 1.0   38.3 1.4   38.4 1.2   38.5 1.2   40.0 1.2
No Relationship 36.3 1.0   36.0 1.4   35.9 1.2   34.4 1.2   33.1 1.2
Somewhat Open 9.2 0.6   9.5 0.8   8.8 0.6   9.8 0.6   9.7 0.8
It’s Complicated 10.5 0.6   9.9 0.8   10.0 0.6   9.6 0.6   9.5 0.8
Open 5.7 0.6   6.3 0.6   6.8 0.6   7.6 0.6   7.7 0.6

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