ABOUT THIS RELEASE
ABS Language Variables provide a means of standardising the way the ABS and other agencies collect and disseminate information relating to language usage in Australia. Variables identify population groups likely to experience disadvantage as a result of a lack of competence in spoken English, and provide data on the stock of languages spoken in Australian homes. Data on languages spoken in the home are regarded as an indicator of active ethnicity and are useful for the study of inter-generational language retention.
Note: 9 October 2012
The Standards for Language Variables were updated on 26 September 2012. To view the updated Standards for Language Variables click here.
This page last updated 31 October 2012