Private Lives – Survey on health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia

Comment: This report from Latrobe University is a comprehensive survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia.

  • In total, 6,835 participants completed the PL3 survey
  • Over half (54.4%) of participants were in a committed romantic relationship/s, of whom almost half (48.1%) had been in this relationship/s for five or more years.
  • Almost three fifths (57.0%) of participants reported that they had been treated unfairly because of their sexual orientation in the past 12 months.
  • PL3 participants reported lower self-rated health than the general Australian population. Less than one third (31.2%; ) of participants rated their health as very good or excellent compared to more than half (56.4%) of the general Australian population aged over 15 years.
  • Overall, trans and gender diverse participants reported higher rates of psychological distress, suicidal ideation and attempts and poorer self-rated health than cisgender women and cisgender men in PL3.
  • Participants from multicultural backgrounds were more likely to report very high levels of psychological distress compared to those from an Anglo-Celtic background.