First published on Trans Writes.
The Office for National Statistics has released data from the 2021 census which for the first time ever includes statistics about the numbers of trans and non-binary living in England and Wales. Here Tom Pashby takes a look at the transgender and non-binary census data.
Awareness about transgender and non-binary people has skyrocketed over the past several years both internationally and in the UK. In the lead up to the questions from Census 2021 being sent to the UK population, there was a debate about how to ask people about their gender identity. Including legal challenges.