Sex Matters, an organisation known for its opposition to transgender rights, has called for an investigation into the Office for National Statistics (ONS) over the 2021 census’s gender identity question.
The group disputes the reported figure of 0.5% of the England and Wales population identifying as trans, citing alleged data discrepancies.
Sex Matters has demanded an official investigation into the Office for National Statistics (ONS) over the 2021 census question regarding gender identity.
The census reported that 262,000 people, or 0.5% of the population in England and Wales, identified as trans, a figure that Sex Matters contests.
They argue the data is flawed, pointing to discrepancies such as higher reporting of trans individuals among non-native English speakers and in certain London boroughs compared to areas with known LGBTQ+ communities like Brighton.
Maya Forstater, a representative of Sex Matters, has called for this issue to be addressed in a Commons inquiry, criticising the data as “worse than useless”.
The ONS has yet to comment on these developments.