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Proficiency in spoken English code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270771
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the level of ability to speak English.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0Not applicable (persons under 5 years of age or who speak only English)
1Very well
2Well
3Not well
4Not at all
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 0     Not applicable (persons under 5 years of age or who speak only English)

Not applicable, is to be used for people under 5 year of age and people who speak only English.

CODE 9     Not stated/inadequately described

Not stated/inadequately described, is not to be used on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the item has not been collected.

Comments:Help on this termThe ABS advises that the most useful information provided by this metadata item is in the distinction between the two category groups of Very well/Well and Not well/Not at all.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards for Statistics on Cultural and Language Diversity 1999. Cat. no. 1289.0. Canberra: ABS.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Proficiency in spoken English code N Health, Candidate 15/11/2021, Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—proficiency in spoken English, code N Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

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