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New census puts number of transgenders in Pakistan at 10,418

ISLAMABAD: As per the 6th Population and Housing Census of Pakistan 2017, there are 10,418 transgenders in the country.  This puts the percentage of transgenders in relation to the total population of the country, which stands at 207,774,520, at 0.24%. One look at the results states that there are more transgenders residing in the country’s urban...

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 25, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago

ISLAMABAD: As per the 6th Population and Housing Census of Pakistan 2017, there are 10,418 transgenders in the country. 

This puts the percentage of transgenders in relation to the total population of the country, which stands at 207,774,520, at 0.24%.

One look at the results states that there are more transgenders residing in the country's urban areas as opposed to its rural areas.

Surprisingly, as per the numbers themselves, only 2,767 transgenders reside in the country's rural areas. Meanwhile, on the other hand, as many as 7,651 transgenders reside in Pakistan's urban areas.

If one were to put it in percentages, roughly 73% of transgenders in Pakistan are found in urban areas while 23% were found to be in rural areas.

Interestingly, as per the results of the survey, there are more transgenders in Islamabad Capital Territory than in the whole of Balochistan.

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