THE sexual orientation of Barnsley’s residents has been revealed for the first time in the latest Census.

Office for National Statistics data shows that 1.5 per cent of people aged 16 and over in Barnsley are gay or lesbian.

The majority of residents - 91.57 per cent - are classed as straight or heterosexual.

Less than one per cent consider themselves bisexual, whilst 0.15 per cent are pansexual - meaning they are attracted to people regardless of their sex or gender.

Just 0.03 per cent are asexual which means they experience no sexual feelings or desires, and 0.01 per cent are queer.

Whilst more than five per cent of residents did not answer.