Summary: Transgender Demographics
The Registrar General for Scotland maintains a Gender Recognition Register in which the birth of a transgender person whose acquired gender has been legally recognised is registered showing any new name(s) and the acquired gender. This enables the transgender person to apply to the Registrar General for Scotland for a new birth certificate showing the new name(s) and the acquired gender. The Gender Recognition Register is not open to public scrutiny.
In 2016, there were 20 entries in the Gender Recognition Register, a decrease of 5 since 2015.
Source: NRS Registration Division (2016)
- In 2009, GIRES published a report that was funded by the Home Office. The report estimated that, in 2007 on a UK level, the prevalence of people who had sought medical care for gender variance was 20 per 100,000, i.e. 10,000 people, of whom 6,000 had undergone transition. 80% were assigned as boys at birth (now trans women) and 20% as girls (now trans men).
- Gender variant people present for treatment at any age. The median age is 42.
External source: Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) - The number of Gender Variant People in the UK (update 2011)
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