Online guidance for Scotland’s Census 2021 question testing
Q6. Do you consider yourself to be trans, or have a trans history?
■ This question is voluntary.
■ Answer only if you are aged 16 or over.
■ Trans is a term used to describe people whose gender is not the same as the sex they were registered at birth.
■ Select one only.
Yes, please describe your trans status (for example, non-binary, trans man, trans woman):
How do I answer this question?
This question is voluntary. You do not have to answer it if you do not wish to.
Trans is a term to describe people whose gender is not the same as the sex they were registered at birth.
If your gender is the same as the sex you were registered at birth and you do not consider yourself to be trans or have a trans history, tick ‘No’.
If you consider yourself to be trans or have a trans history, tick ‘Yes’ and you can write in the term you use to describe your trans status.
Who should answer this question?
This question should be answered by people aged 16 and over.
I am answering for someone else. How do I answer?
If you’re answering on behalf of someone else, where possible you should ask them how they would answer. If they’re away, and you do not know how they would respond, please do not answer this question.
Why is this question asked?
As there is no data on the size and location of the trans population in Scotland, your answer to this question allows providers to plan and design services. It is also used for equality monitoring.