1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Sep 2000  
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CULTURAL AND LANGUAGE CLASSIFICATION

An information session on Standards for Statistics on Cultural and Language Diversity (Cat. no. 1289.0) is planned for November. The standards respond to a widely recognised need for a nationally consistent framework for data on cultural and language diversity. They are intended as a replacement for non-English speaking background (NESB) as a broad measure of cultural related need and disadvantage. Associated classifications including Australian Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (Cat. no.1249.0) will also be discussed. For further information contact Allan Mclean on (02) 9268 4609, email allan.mclean@abs.gov.au.