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It's Official: Australia Is Getting Heaps Gayer

One in every 29.

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From 2006 to 2014, Roy Morgan asked Australians to indicate whether they identified as "a homosexual".

From 2006-2008, one in 42 people said yes, or an average 2.4% of Australians. That number rose to one in 32, or 3.1% from 2009-2011.

Between 2012-2014, 3.4% of people said they identified as gay, bringing the number to one in every 29.

Numbers were not provided on how many people identify as bisexual.

The average number of people aged 14-19 who identified as gay increased from 2.9% in 2006-2008 to 4.6% in 2012-2014.

People in their twenties also saw a dramatic increase of the number of gay people, going from 4.4% to 6.5%, or one in every fifteen.

However, for people aged 50 and over, the increase was much smaller, going from 1.3% in 2006-2008 to 1.7% in 2012-2014.

Michele Levine, CEO of Roy Morgan Research, said determining the number of gay people in Australia was "pretty irrelevant".

"Whether it's 1 in 50 or 1 in 15, there isn't some minimum threshold for what counts as discrimination," she said.

"However the rising rate across all age groups shows that people who consider themselves homosexual are becoming more open about it, which reflects increasing acceptance across society."

"Finding out the 'real' number, therefore, is less about getting a head-count and more a gauge of just how open we are."