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2016 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages

Data on specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are only available for the 1996 and subsequent Censuses.

The
Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL) 2016 (cat. no. 1267.0) is used in the 2016 Census.

The Census asks a question on language other than English spoken at home. The question may not collect complete language use data, but does give an indication of the number of speakers of most
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages spoken in Australia.

See also Language Spoken at Home (LANP).




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