Census will allow Australians to identify as ‘other’ for both sex and gender

Respondents to Australian Bureau of Statistics surveys including the census will have the option to identify as neither male nor female but “other”, as the agency issued a new standard recognizing a third category of both sex and gender.

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The 2016 standard for sex and gender variables, released on 2 February, allows respondents to identify their biological sex and their gender identity as either male, female or “other”. Read more

See also LGBT rights groups claim for changes in the Canadian census.

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