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Rainbow Survey

The Rainbow Survey is the South Australian government’s general survey of the lives, opinions and experiences of LGBTIQ South Australians.

The 2015-16 survey is the second Rainbow Survey, providing further insight and updated information on our LGBTIQ communities and the issues that are important to them.

The survey recorded responses to 50 questions that examined demographics, health/wellbeing and transgender health, experiences of discrimination and abuse, police services and accessing services.

Results fill crucial gaps in public knowledge about LGBTIQ communities created by their 'invisibility' in the ABS Census and bring the lives of LGBTIQ people to greater prominence.

Key findings include:

  • South Australia's LGBTIQ community is complex and diverse
  • most respondents are positive about their lives and health in general
  • transgender people experience dissatisfaction with health services
  • LGBTIQ people mask their identities in a range of public places to avoid discrimination
  • few respondents seek recourse to incidents of abuse
  • the positive impact of the South Australian police's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers
  • identifying perceived barriers to accessing services in the community

Download a copy of the 2015-16 Rainbow Survey.

Download a copy of the 2012-14 Rainbow Survey.

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http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/community-services/lgbtiq/rainbow-survey
Last Updated:
28 Oct 2016
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23 Nov 2017
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