1200.0.55.005 - Language Standards, 2016  
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has developed standards for a number of language variables for use when collecting language data.

The Languages Spoken at Home variable codifies the concept, definitions, and methods recommended by the ABS for collecting, processing and presenting quality statistics on all languages spoken by a person at home. The variable includes sign languages.

Data relating to Languages Spoken at Home contributes to understanding proficiency in spoken English, which may be an indicator of ability to participate effectively in Australian society, including accessing government and other services.