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Proficiency in Spoken English/Language

Proficiency in Spoken English/Language (ENGLP)

This variable (released with the mnemonic ENGP01 in previous Censuses) combines responses from questions 16 and 17 on the Census Household Form. These questions ask if a person speaks a language other than English at home and, if so, how well they speak English. It varies from the Proficiency in Spoken English (ENGP) variable as it includes persons who speak English only.

The non-response rate for this variable (including those who did not respond to the question asking if a person spoke a language other than English) was 5.0%. More information is available from the 2011 Census non-response quality statement.

For more information, see the data quality statements for Proficiency in Spoken English (ENGP) and Language Spoken at Home (LANP).

More information on ENGLP is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Questions 16 and 17 as they appeared on the 2011 Census Household Form

Two Census questions are used to capture data for this variable.

Image of question 16 from the 2011 Census
Image of question 17 from the 2011 Census
Text only versions of these questions are also available

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2011 Census Dictionary

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