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Proficiency in spoken English code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term695979
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Candidate 15/11/2021
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A 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
1Very well
2Well
3Not well
4Not at all
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 7     Not applicable

This code is used for respondents who do not speak a language other than English for their first language spoken and/or do not speak a language other than English at home.

CODE 9     Not stated/inadequately described

This code 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.

Collection methods:Help on this term

A question on proficiency in spoken English is asked of respondents whose first language spoken is a language other than English, or those who speak a language other than English at home.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) Standards for statistics on cultural and language diversity 1999. ABS cat. no. 1289.0. Canberra: ABS.Viewed 27 October 2017, http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/1289.0.

Reference documents:Help on this term

ABS 2016. Language standards, 2016. ABS cat. no. 1200.0.55.005. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 27 October 2017, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/1200.0.55.005.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes 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

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—proficiency in spoken English, code N Health, Candidate 15/11/2021
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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