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Australian Standard Classification of Languages 2011

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Metadata item type:Help on this termClassification Scheme
Synonymous names:Help on this termASCL 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term460114
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 17/11/2011
Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/06/2017
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 17/11/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) classification for the languages spoken by Australians.
Classification structure:Help on this term

The Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL) has a three-level hierarchical structure.

Languages are grouped together into progressively broader categories on the basis of their evolution from a common ancestral language, and on the basis of geographic proximity of areas where a particular language originated.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The ASCL is intended for use in the collection, aggregation and dissemination of data relating to the language use of the Australian population, or subsets of the population.

Indexes in alphabetical and numerical order are available, see theĀ Origin: attribute.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2005. Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL) 2011. Cat No. 1267.0. Canberra: ABS. 16/8/2011.

Revision status:Help on this term

If you require further information about this classification please email: standards@abs.gov.au.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Australian Standard Classification of Languages 2005 Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Superseded 17/11/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 17/11/2011

Has been superseded by Australian Standard Classification of Languages 2016 Health, Standard 25/01/2018, Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:Help on this term

Language code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN} Housing assistance, Standard 13/10/2011
Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/06/2017
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 13/10/2011

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