Gender statistics

Gender statistics are defined as statistics that adequately reflect differences and inequalities in the situation of women and men in all areas of life (United Nations, 2006).’
‘In summary, gender statistics are defined by the sum of the following characteristics:
(a) Data are collected and presented by sex as a primary and overall classification;
(b) Data reflect gender issues;
(c) Data are based on concepts and definitions that adequately reflect the diversity of women and men and capture all aspects of their lives;
(d) Data collection methods take into account stereotypes and social and cultural factors that may induce gender bias in the data.’ (UNSD, 2015).

UNSD (United Nations Statistics Division). 2015. ‘What are Gender Statistics’. In: Gender Statistics Manual. Retrieved from: