Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Household members 5 years and older
Questions 209 through 214 are asked only to those household members who are 5 years old or older. See Q204; if the age is 05, 06, 07? 98, then continue the interview with Q209 through Q214. If Q204 has entries 00, 01, 02, 03, or 04, then the interview with this household member is complete and Q209 through Q221 should be left blank. The interview should continue with the next household member.
Question 210: Language Usually Spoken at Home
The language normally used is an ethnic and cultural variable of the population. Like ethnicity, data about language can give a picture of the diversity and cultural wealth of society and is a source of data for research and science.
Ask and write the language usually spoken by the household member at home. In writing the language don't go beyond the space provided for this answer and write something in the red boxes. Codes for the language are in Book 7 and will be entered in the boxes by the Team Coordinator.
Language Usually Spoken
The language used by a person is not always based on his ancestry, but may be brought about by social interaction. For example, someone whose ancestors are Melayu may associate with a segment of the Javanese society and therefore, on a daily basis uses the Javanese language especially if at home they speak that language.
Language usually spoken is the language usually used in communication in the home with other members of the household. If more than one language is used, the local language and the Indonesian language, then record the local language as the answer. If more than one local language is usually spoken, record the one which is used most often.
Record the language of a person who is deaf and mute as sign language.
If a household member uses a foreign language, then record the name of the country from which the language originates.
This variable indicates the language that the person speaks at home.