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Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Gay or straight?

For some reason the Office of National Statistics has decided to publish a league table of areas in accordance with the number of co-habiting same sex couples living there. Rather unsurprisingly Brighton, London and Manchester come out on top. Cardiff is at number 37 and Swansea is the area with the second most populous Welsh contingent, coming in at number 212. None of this is unsurprising, after all Cardiff and Swansea are the two biggest connurbations in Wales and both are fairly cosmopolitan Cities. The only outstanding questions then are why publish the table in the first place and what does it add to the sum of human knowledge? I suppose it did give the media an opportunity to indulge in stereotyping again.

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