According to the 2011 census, the total transgender population was around 4.88 lakh. 55,000 (approximately 11%) of these were children as identified by their parents.

Transgender: Status in India

Before 2011, the data has been primarily linked to the males section as they are usually counted as men, but on request, they may be counted as women. Due to this, it has been impossible to comment on the actual transgender population, though the census has provided an approximate estimate.In the Census of 2011, data of transgender was collected in the category of “Others” under Gender with details related to their employment, literacy, and caste.