ONS (Office for National Statistics)
Edward Malnick, Sunday Political Editor for The Telegraph
Office for National Statistics may have lost its 'credibility' to accurately record sex and gender, suggests Whitehall source
Sex Matters board member Michael Biggs writes in The Spectator about the confusion caused by unclear language about sex and gender in the 2022 census.
By Michael Biggs.
The 2021 Census of England and Wales was the first in the world to elicit information on gender identity from an entire population. This paper argues that its results are implausible on the dimensions of geography, education, ethnicity, and religion.
How did the ONS end up in court defending its guidance on a question which most people would deem self-explanatory? Alice Sullivan explains the legislative and political context around gender recognition, and the consequences for data collection.
This tweet by Emma Parnell, Lead Service Designer at NHS Digital and the associated Medium post “Lets Talk About Sex” is interesting. Parnell writes in detail about how she worked to remove the question of whether a patient is male or female from the online system for booking COVID...
20th March 2021
The ONS has reversed its decision not to allow self-identified answers to the sex question in next month’s Census. On 22 January, 2021 The UK’s Chief Statistician, Professor Ian Diamond, confirmed on BBC Radio 4’s Today program the question “what is your sex” should be answered according to someone’s LEGAL SEX,...
12th February 2021