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Gender code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term528966
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Proposed 02/07/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014
Community Services (retired), Not progressed 23/01/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing gender.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Male
2Female
3Gender other/diverse
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

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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

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Government guidelines on the recognition of sex and gender, Attorney-General's Department. Commonwealth of Australia July 2013.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Gender code X Health, Standard 11/05/2017, ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019

See also Person—transgender indicator, code N Health, Superseded 28/04/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Person—transgender indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—gender, code N Housing assistance, Proposed 28/06/2013
Health, Proposed 28/06/2013
Early Childhood, Proposed 28/06/2013
Homelessness, Proposed 28/06/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014
Community Services (retired), Not progressed 23/01/2018

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