Statistics NZ introduces ‘gender diverse’ classification

Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley is welcoming a move by Statistics New Zealand to introduce a “gender diverse” classification.

Gender diverse will join male and female categories in a new gender-identity classification released yesterday, Statistics New Zealand said.

The new classification is part of its Statistical Standard for Gender Identity, which helps organisations plan how best to collect the information they need.

Statistics NZ’s classifications manager Jo-anne Allan says the new standard is the first in the world for gender identity information. Read the complete article here (3News NZ).



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