New Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020 LGBTIQ+ Standard


 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Published January 14th 2021

The Standard for Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables, 2020 (“2020 Standard”) has been developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to standardise the collection and dissemination of data relating to sex, gender, variations of sex characteristics and sexual orientation.

This 2020 Standard replaces the Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016, with updated sex and gender variables, as well as the introduction of variables for variations of sex characteristics and sexual orientation.

This product presents statistical standards for four variables:

  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Variations of sex characteristics
  • Sexual orientation.

Read more and access standard here

By J Pope

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