By age range

The average comfort of respondents about being open or "out" increases with age. This potentially indicates that as you get older you become more comfortable, however the average of comfort does drop for those over the age of 65. We would expect this as until the mid-1980s homosexuality was criminalised, intersex people were all but invisible and there was little understanding of gender that did not align to a person’s anatomy.

This differs from the ease of being yourself at work. Those in the youngest age group ‘15 – 24 years’ found it, on average, the easiest to be themselves. In this chart, higher ratings mean higher levels of ease or comfort.

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