Gender code X
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Candidate 06/10/2021|
A code set representing gender.
|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
A person who describes their gender as man, or boy, or male.
CODE 2 Woman, or girl, or female
A person who describes their gender as woman, or girl, or female.
CODE 3 Non-binary
A person who describes their gender as non-binary.
CODE 4 Different term
A person who describes their gender as a term other than man/boy/male, woman/girl/female or non-binary.
CODE 5 Prefer not to answer
A person who prefers not to respond on how they describe their gender.
The ABS Standard also allows for the following Alternative Code system, which can be mapped to the Codes specified above:
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 also allows for the categories for gender to be mapped as follows:
Includes CODE 1
Includes CODE 2
Includes CODES 3 and 4
Includes CODES 5 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 6 October 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 6 October 2021 https://www.ag.gov.au/rights-and-protections/publications/australian-government-guidelines-recognition-sex-and-gender
|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, Candidate 06/10/2021