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1200.0.55.005 - Language Standards, 2012, Version 1.1  
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Contents >> Languages Spoken at Home (LSH) >> Appendix A - Explanatory Script - LSH

Appendix A - Explanatory Script - Languages Spoken at Home




Why is this question module asked?

Languages Spoken at Home is useful in the collection of data on a full range of languages spoken in Australian homes. When implemented in administrative and service settings data related to this variable may be used to assess, measure and monitor service needs.


Question module for Detailed Data
      Alternative One
Which language or languages [do you] [does the person] [does (name)] [will (name of child under two years)] speak at home? (Please specify all languages spoken)
          English
          Mandarin
          Italian
          Arabic
          Cantonese
          Greek
          Vietnamese
          Spanish
          Hindi
          Tagalog
          Other - please specify ...............

Interviewer based questionnaires
If a respondent identifies that they speak more than one language at home, the interviewer marks all the relevant tick boxes and writes down any language not in the tick box list in the 'Other - please specify' category.

Self enumerated questionnaires
If a respondent identifies that they speak more than one language at home, they mark all the relevant tick boxes and/or write down any language not in the tick box list in the 'Other - please specify' category. If a respondent's language is not a tick box option, they write the language or languages in the 'Other - please specify' category.

      Alternative Two
Which language or languages [do you] [does the person] [does (name)] [will (name of child under two years)] speak at home? (Please specify all languages spoken)

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Interviewer based questionnaires
An interviewer writes down all the languages the respondent identifies as speaking at home, in the space provided.

Self enumerated questionnaires
The respondent writes down all the language they identify as speaking at home, in the space provided.


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