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Online guidance for Scotland’s Census 2021 question testing

Q5. What is your sex?

Female                       

Male

 

How do I answer this question?

The answer you provide should be the same as your birth certificate. If you have a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) you may record your recognised legal sex.

The next question is a question about trans status and history. You can respond as non-binary in this question.

I am answering for someone else. How do I answer?

If you’re answering for someone else, where possible you should ask them how they would answer. If they’re away, select the answer you think they would choose.

Why is this question asked?

The sex question provides vital information for organisations on national and local population statistics, and for long term analysis, as it has been asked since 1801. This question is also used for equality monitoring.