Gender code X
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standardisation pending 22/07/2021|
A code set representing the social and cultural differences in man or boy, woman or girl, and non-binary identity, expression and experience.
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This Value Domain is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Standard for sex, gender, variations of sex characteristics and sexual orientation variables (ABS 2021). The values are defined as follows:
CODE 1 Man, or boy, or male
Persons who describe their gender as man, or boy, or male.
CODE 2 Woman, or girl, or female
Persons who describe their gender as woman, or girl, or female.
CODE 3 Non-binary
Persons who describe their gender as non-binary.
CODE 4 Different term
Persons who describe their gender as a term other than man/boy/male, woman/girl/female or non-binary.
CODE 5 Prefer not to answer
Persons who prefer not to respond on how they describe their gender.
The ABS Standard also allows for the following Alternative Code system:
CODE M Man, or boy, or male
CODE F Woman, or girl, or female
CODE X Non-binary
CODE T Different term
CODE Z Prefer not to answer
The ABS Standard allows for the following output categories for gender:
Man, or boy
Includes CODE 1 (M)
Woman, or girl
Includes CODE 2 (F)
Includes CODES 3 (X) and 4 (T)
Includes CODES 5 (Z) and 9.
CODE 9 Not stated or inadequately described.
This supplementary value is used to code inadequately described responses and non-responses for gender. It is not to be used on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the item has not been collected.
Former versions of this Value Domain contained only three permissible values:
CODE 1 Male
CODE 2 Female
CODE 3 Other (formerly 'Gender other/diverse')
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2021. Standard for sex, gender, variations of sex characteristics and sexual orientation variables. Canberra: ABS, viewed 25 February 2021 https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/standards/standard-sex-gender-variations-sex-characteristics-and-sexual-orientation-variables/latest-release
AGD (Attorney-General's Department) 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, viewed 26 February 2021
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Gender code X Health, Standard 11/05/2017, ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person—gender, code X Health, Standardisation pending 22/07/2021