Australian Standard Classification of Languages 2016
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Classification Scheme|
|Synonymous names:||ASCL 2016|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 25/01/2018|
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018
The Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL) is produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the consistent collection, aggregation and dissemination of data relating to language usage in Australia.
The ASCL has a three-level hierarchical structure that consists of broad groups, narrow groups and languages.
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:|
The ASCL is designed to classify the following language variables:
Data should be collected, classified and stored at the language (four-digit) level of the classification to allow flexibility of statistical output and more detailed analysis. It also maintains information for future use and enables comparison with previous data using different classifications.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016. Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL) 2016. ABS cat. no.1267.0. Canberra: ABS.
The first edition of the ASCL was published in 1997. The ASCL was revised in 2005, 2011 and 2016.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Australian Standard Classification of Languages 2011 Housing assistance, Standard 17/11/2011, Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/06/2017, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired),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
|Value Domains based on this classification scheme:|
Language code (ASCL 2016) N[NNN] Health, Standard 25/01/2018