Gender code N
Value Domain Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Indigenous, Standard 05/09/2014
A code set representing gender.
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|Not stated/inadequately described
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 3 Gender other/diverse
This code may include a person that does not fall within the traditional binary notions of sex and gender (male and females). This may include people who identify as a gender different to their birth sex or as neither male nor female. Other terms commonly associated include trans, transgender, transsexual, gender queer, pan-gendered, androgynous and inter-gender. Some cultures may have their own terms for gender identities outside male and female.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has commenced a review of its Sex Standard. See Review of the Sex Standard/Potential new Gender Standard.
Source and reference attributes
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See also Person—transgender indicator, code N
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Health, Superseded 28/04/2016
See also Person—transgender indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N
Health, Standard 28/04/2016
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