A Home Ministry official confirmed that for the first time, the upcoming Census Data Collection will include data on households headed by a transgender and members living in the family. This census is said to include a set of 31 specific questions asked by the census official to every household during the house listing and housing census. 

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It is for the first time that information on households headed by a transgender is being collected. In earlier census, there used to be a column for male and female only. 

-Home Ministry Official

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The exercise is scheduled from April 1 to September 30 and 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.  

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