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Person—sex

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269716
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Superseded 11/05/2017
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/01/2018
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Archived 16/10/2017
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termSex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Context:Help on this termSex is a core metadata item in a wide range of social, labour and demographic statistics.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Sex
Definition:Help on this termThe biological distinction between male and female.
Property group:Help on this termDemographic/social/cultural characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 1999. Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables Demographic Variables, Sex

 

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Has been superseded by Person—sex Health, Standard 11/05/2017, Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 09/01/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/10/2017, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Supersedes Person—sex (housing assistance) Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—sex, code A Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015

Person—sex, code A WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Person—sex, code N Health, Superseded 04/05/2005
Community Services (retired), Superseded 31/08/2005

Person—sex, code N Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Superseded 11/05/2017
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Archived 16/10/2017
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Person—sex, Tasmanian code A Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018

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