27. Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?

Why we ask this question

Your answer helps your local community by allowing charities, public bodies, and local and central government to understand what services people might need.

This information helps monitor equality between groups of people of different gender identities. Your answer will help public bodies to identify discrimination or social exclusion based on gender identity and work to stop it from happening.

This is the first time that the census in England and Wales has asked this question.

Important information:

This question is voluntary, so you can leave it blank if you prefer. We ask this question of people who are aged 16 years and over.

It's up to you how you answer this question.

Select "Yes" if:

  • you identify as female and your sex registered at birth was female
  • you identify as male and your sex registered at birth was male

Select "No" if:

  • your gender identity is different to the sex recorded on your birth certificate when you were born, for example if you're transgender or non-binary

If you answered "No", please give the term you use to describe your gender. This is also voluntary, so you can leave it blank if you prefer.

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Answering for someone else

If you’re answering on behalf of someone else, where possible you should ask them how they want to answer. If they're away, select the answer you think they would choose. This question is voluntary, so it can be left blank if they would prefer.