Sex and Gender in Data Working Group


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People announced on 20 June 2019 that the Scottish Government would establish a working group on sex and gender in data, comprised of professionals from across statistical services. The Group will be led by and report to Scotland’s Chief Statistician, Roger Halliday. 

The working group will consider what guidance should be offered to public bodies on the collection, disaggregation and use of data on sex and gender, including what forms of data collection and disaggregation are most appropriate in different circumstances.

The group follows the open government approach and encourages engagement via digital and other channels. Secretariat is provided by the Digital Directorate's Data, Statistics and Digital Identity Division.

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  • Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Digital Directorate, Scottish Government (Chair)
  • Jon Hunter, Equality and Social Justice Analysis, Scottish Government
  • Simon Stockwell, Family Law Unit, Scottish Government
  • Lyndsay Wilson, National Records of Scotland: Census
  • Simon Cameron, COSLA
  • Mark Hollinsworth, Police Scotland
  • Sarah Munro, Equality and Human Rights Commission 
  • Lindsay Mathie, NHS Information Services Division
  • Sean Stronach, Equality Unit, Scottish Government
  • Catherine Davies, Office for National Statistic
  • Louise Palmer, Office for National Statistics
  • Andrew Nash, Office for National Statistics