Proficiency in Spoken English (ENGP)

This variable classifies a person's self-assessed proficiency in spoken English for persons who speak a language other than English at home.

The non-response rate for Proficiency in Spoken English (ENGP) was 1.3% (1.8% in 2006). Unlike most other variables, the rate is not affected by the occurrence of non-responding dwellings. ENGP is only applicable for those persons who have already provided a language other than English in the question on 'Language Spoken at Home' (LANP) or have answered ENGP. More information is available from the 2011 Census non-response quality statement.

The responses to this question are captured automatically from mark box responses on the form so the risk of processing error is minimal. Sample checks are undertaken to ensure an acceptable level of quality. In a small proportion of cases (testing has indicated that this is less than 1.0%), respondents provided an incorrect number of responses (for ENGP, respondents were asked to only mark one response). In these cases, responses were accepted in the order they appeared on the form and the extra responses were rejected.

More information on ENGP is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Question 17 as it appeared on the 2011 Census Household Form

Image of question 17 from the 2011 Census
A text only version of this question is also available


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