Gender Census 2021: UK Summary

Who? Everyone in the UK whose gender doesn’t tidily fit into the female/male binary.

What? An online survey asking participants how they describe themselves and how they would like other people to refer to them.

When? February to March 2021.

Participants: 5,411

The full report: click here

Raw data and summary tables: See list on full report


Identity words

The top five were:

  1. nonbinary – 65.2%
  2. queer (partially or completely in relation to gender) – 45.4%
  3. enby – 33.7%
  4. trans – 31.0%
  5. gender non-conforming – 27.7%

Titles

The top 5 were:

  1. Mx – 32.7%
  2. No title at all – 28.9%
  3. Mr – 8.1%
  4. Miss – 6.2%
  5. Non-gendered professional or academic title (e.g., Dr, Rev, military rank) – 5.3%

Pronouns

Here’s the top 5:

  1. Singular they – they/them/their/theirs/themself (plural verbs, i.e. “they are a writer”) – 79.0%
  2. She – she/her/her/hers/herself – 30.7%
  3. He – he/him/his/his/himself – 30.6%
  4. Avoid pronouns / use name as pronoun – 11.5%
  5. Xe – xe/xem/xyr/xyrs/xemself – 8.8%

2021-11-09