Pangender or demigirl? Oz study identifies 30 gender options

Females, especially taller ones, are more likely to opt for a non-binary identity

From genderfluid and non-binary to genderqueer, the world has grappled in recent years with the growing spectrum of how people identify.

Now an Australian study has found more than 30 separate gender definitions available on social media platforms or offered by government institutions.

Alongside the traditional male and female, these include:

  • pangender
  • poligender
  • androgyne 
  • demigirl
  • demiboy
  • agender
  • gender non-conforming
  • non-binary

The research, based on Queensland University of Technology's Australian Sex Survey, has found that women have more choice than men, according to its author Dr Stephen Whyte (PhD) from the university's business school.

"While gender can no doubt be a complex issue for males, our research showed just how many factors can influence a female's decision, including