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HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Gender

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

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Short nameGENDER

This field identifies the gender of the student. The definition of gender is intended to be classification of (biological) sex

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All students

Base data typeGENDERCodeType
Field length1
Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Reason required

To permit gender-based analysis and also to facilitate record linkage across collections.


The coding frame for this field is consistent with the MIAP Common Data Definitions (CDD) coding frame.

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.

OwnerManaging Information Across Partners - Common Data Definitions
Date modified2008-03-30
Change management notesDescription and guidance amended to clarify meaning of indeterminate gender.
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Element: GENDER
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