An updated statistical standard will inform how agencies collect and report information on gender, sex, and variations
of sex characteristics, Stats NZ said today.
The refreshed standard makes definitions and measures consistent, provides guidance for collecting transgender and
intersex population data, and is grounded in a human rights approach.
“It’s important we collect data in an inclusive way, and our process for developing the updated standard reflects this.
The refresh has involved extensive public consultation, input from government agencies, international peers, and the
support of subject matter experts,’’ Government Statistician and Chief Executive Mark Sowden said.
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