OPINION: Your old mate has heard about rugby players putting their bodies on the line for their country, but not bureaucrats.
According to Stats NZ, this will be the first time "everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand" will be questioned on such topics.
"People's sense of their gender and sexual identity is really important to them and can impact on their lives and experiences," the woke folk at Stats NZ claim.
"The data will also inform better decision making and provision of services for the rainbow community."
The government's department's soical and population insights general manager Jason Attewell says Stats NZ already collects sexual identity and gender in its other household surveys.
Well, isn't that good to know.