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348 Language spoken at home code


A code indicating use of a language other than English at the student's/applicant’s permanent home residence.


First year:2010
Last year:2011
Element name:Language spoken at home code

Code format:

Data Type:Numeric
Units:Code (numeric), right justified, with leading zeros if needed


Student/Applicant speaks only English at permanent home residence
Main language other than English spoken at permanent home residence:
1000 to 1199
Non-English language code from languages classification
1300 to 9799Non-English language code from languages classification
9998Non-English language spoken but no information on the language
9999No information on whether or not a non-English language is spoken at permanent home residence by a student/applicant

Coding notes

Refer to: Appendix D - Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL).

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

Code 8000 may be utilised to report an Indigenous Australian language where the individual language is not known or identified.

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.​

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • Student Enrolment File (EN)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Staff Full-time and Fractional Full-time (FT)

Applications and Offers:

  • Application Details (AD)


  • Student Enrolment (VEN)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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