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Considering Sexual Orientation as a Potential Official Statistic: Discussion paper

Introduction

This paper is a first step to evaluate the need for statistics about the gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) population in the context of the Official Statistics System. It provides an evaluation of sexual orientation information as a topic of emerging social and political enquiry.

Statistics New Zealand is currently initiating a Review of Cultural Identity Statistics and the topic of sexual orientation information discussed in this paper sits within this wider review. Public consultation on the Review of Cultural Identity Statistics is intended to take place later in 2008.

Given the interest in information on the topic of sexual orientation and the current census consultation process, this paper has been released prior to the consultation process for the Review of Cultural Identity Statistics.

Any responses to this paper will be recorded for consideration by Statistics New Zealand. However formal consideration of any responses will not be undertaken immediately – they will be considered during the review period for the Review of Cultural Identity Statistics.

Correspondence regarding this paper can be sent to social.conditions@stats.govt.nz

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