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HESA Student Record 2011/12 - Gender

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HESA Student Record 2011/12

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Gender


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Typefield
Short nameGENDER
Description

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
Coverage

All students

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
1Male
2Female
9Indeterminate
Notes

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.

Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
Reason required

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

Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: GENDER
OwnerInformation Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions
Version1.0

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