Language spoken at home code

Description

A code indicating use of a language other than English at the person's residence

Format

Code category
Element (E)
Element #
348
Element Type
String
Width
4
Version Revision Date
Version
7.00
Years version active
2021

Allowable Values

VALUE MEANING
0001 Person speaks only English at permanent home residence
9999 No information on whether or not a non‑English language is spoken at permanent home residence

Main language other than English spoken at permanent home residence:

VALUE MEANING
1000 to 1199 Non‑English language code from languages classification
1300 to 9799 Non‑English language code from languages classification
8000 An Indigenous Australian language where the individual language is not known or identified
9998 Non‑English language spoken but no information on the language

To record that a person speaks only English at a permanent home residence use 0001 rather than the ABS code of 1201.

Applications and Offers only

HEPS/ TACS

Data is optional.