The Census 2021

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Title

The Census 2021

Subject

Census
Identity
Television News

Description

UTV News segment about 2021 census in Northern Ireland. National identity is disscused alongside Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol. This census was the first to include an optional question on sexual orientation. The Rainbow Project welcomed the release of NI census results around sexual orientation but expressed its disappointment that the Northern Irish census did not include questions on gender identity.

John O’Doherty, Director of the Rainbow Project said:
“The LGBTQIA+ Community have always existed in Northern Ireland, but we have been a hidden population. This is partly due to repeated failures by government and public bodies to carry out their statutory duty to collect and record data on sexual orientation and gender identity. Today’s release is a meaningful first step towards ensuring all LGBTQIA+ people are counted and visible within our society, but there remains much to be done.

“While this is an important first step towards ensuring all LGBTQIA+ people are counted, today’s release should be viewed as a baseline – and not a full reflection of LGBTQIA+ populations in Northern Ireland. The 2021 census provided an opportunity to record and report on the numbers of LGBTQIA+ people across the UK. We are disappointed that changes were not made to allow for gender identity data to be gathered in the Northern Ireland census leaving a further gap in the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people.”

(Click on the link at the bottom of this page to watch the video).

Creator

UTV

Source

Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive 

www.digitalfilmarchive.net

Publisher

ITV

Date

19th March 2021

Contributor

O'Doherty, John

Rights

Copyright ITV. Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive Collection Items in this digital archive are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No-Derivatives License. Please credit the LGBT HERITAGE PROJECT and the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI), provide a link back to this site.

Format

Broadcast media

Language

English

Type

Television News

Coverage

Larne

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Citation

UTV, “The Census 2021,” LGBTHistoryni, accessed February 28, 2024, https://lgbthistoryni.com/items/show/99.