Sex

Mnemonic (reference code): SEX

Type: Primary variable

Definition: The classification of a person as either male or female.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Code

Name

1

Male

2

Female

Total number of categories: 2

Source question: 

Image of Scottish question 2 from 2011

Scotland 2011

Why the question was asked: This important information is required to produce statistical breakdowns of the population by sex. It is also used for equality monitoring.

England & Wales (2011) and Scotland (2001) comparisons:

The question in England & Wales (2011) and the question in Scotland (2001) was identical to the Scotland (2011) question.

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.