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.

transgender census
Source: Youth Ki Awaaz
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

transgender community included in census
Source: Culture Trip

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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