The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is considering adding new gender diverse categories, including intersex and trans-inclusive options, according to a report released on Nov. 14.
They had the public suggest changes to the Census, and many suggested changes to the sex and gender identity category.
“The consultation process revealed strong interest from a range of sources regarding the collection of information on sex and gender identity through the census,” the ABS said.
The 2016 Census featured the first “other” option for the first time.
The submissions said the current male and female, and other responses don’t allow people to accurately respond.
“The diversity of gender identity is not easy to define, but is also not well represented by the current standard,” the ABS said in the report.