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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:2013
Last year:2013
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 9799​
Non-English language code from languages classification​
Non-English language spoken but no information on the language​
No information on whether or not a non-English language is spoken at permanent home residence by a student/applicant​

Coding notes

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.

Application and Offers Data Collection
HEPs - Provision of data is discretionary in both submissions (TACs - Provision of data is discretionary in both preliminary and detailed submissions).

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)
  • Enrolment Revisions (ER)

 Higher Education Staff:

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

Applications and Offers:

  • Application Details (AD)


  • Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)

Change History

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

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