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This field identifies the gender of the student. The definition of gender is intended to be classification of (biological) sex
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Base data type||GENDERCodeType|
To permit gender-based analysis and also to facilitate record linkage across collections.
The specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions and follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.
Code 9 'Indeterminate' means unable to be classified as either male or female. It should not be used as a substitute or proxy for 'Not known'. The term 'indeterminate gender' is intended to identify those who are 'intersex' and is not related in any way to trans-gender.
For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.
|Owner||Information Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions|
Data type: GENDERCodeContentType
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