In a progressive step, for the first time, the upcoming Census Data Collection will include data on households headed by a transgender and members living in the family.
As per the sources, this census will include a set of 31 specific questions asked by the census official to every household during the house listing and housing census.
While confirming the information, a Home Ministry official shared:
“It is for the first time that information on households headed by a transgender is being collected. In the earlier census, there used to be a column for male and female only.”
This progressive exercise is scheduled to start from April 1 and to be completed by September 30. And in the questionnaire, the “sex of the head of the household” column will now include three options – male, female and transgender.
Apart from this, the data will also be collected on the “ownership status of the census house” – whether rented or owned.
At IFORHER, we are celebrating this great step to end the stigma attached to the transgenders. We believe it is a high time that society ends discrimination against transgenders and start accepting them as a part of our community.