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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics First language of pupils aged 5 and over by language and year
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English and/or Welsh371,394368,910368,203367,166366,155366,610367,853369,275369,988
Acholi**5****.5
Adangme*........
Afar-Saho..*****..
Afrikaans263035303733474749
Akan/Twi-Fante232129324244505757
Albanian/Shqip13222836608192102116
Alur.........
Amharic5610132740515968
Arabic1,7871,9082,1642,3842,6062,8923,0753,2063,484
Armenian*****5**5
Assamese..*******
Assyrian/Aramaic...******
Anyi-Baule.......*.
Aymara.........
Azeri**5****..
Bamileke (Any).........
Balochi**86.**..
Beja/Bedawi.........
Belarusian*********
Bemba81019201714131714
Bhojpuri.........
Bikol...*****.
Bislama.........
Balti Tibetan.........
Burmese/Myanma111110789121011
Bengali2,5052,6932,8432,8462,9382,9683,0163,0223,019
British Sign Language121421212224222528
Basque/Euskara..*****66
Bulgarian365881115150199253317370
Cambodian/Khmer*...*****
Catalan7810899101215
Caribbean Creole English121314910111099
Caribbean Creole French***66*5**
Chaga.........
Chattisgarhi/Khatahi.........
Chechen*********
Chinese6837738891,0091,1171,2431,3601,4181,466
Chokwe**.......
Cornish.........
Chitrali/Khowar.........
Chichewa/Nyanja***791291012
Czech449509616598566537575589578
Danish152025221716151113
Dagaare*..**..**
Dagbane.........
Dinka/Jieng...***.**
Dutch/Flemish758095100106110103103107
Dzongkha/Bhutanese.........
Ebira91416143025242514
Edo/Bini**7111412161919
Efik-Ibibio1099111514121113
Esan/Ishan679101212101521
Estonian*56778121312
Ewe**6555***
Ewondo..**...**
Fang.........
Fijian.**7111416158
Finnish688191115222633
Fon.........
French268292315328374351369355372
Fula/Fulfulde-Pulaar577151220192016
Ga....*****
Gaelic/Irish***5657137
Gaelic (Scotland).........
Georgian****5565*
German173165172206189183186172158
Gogo/Chigogo.........
Kikuyu/Gikuyu***555***
Galician/Galego........*
Greek6563749291113128151156
Guarani.********
Gujarati136141139151153153160160160
Gurenne/Frafra.........
Gurma.........
Hausa101110161519212421
Hindko125130131131136141133133122
Hebrew121215202430242527
Herero.........
Hungarian62100107133174213249271298
Hindi141138157158161184193215227
Iban.........
Idoma.........
Igala****..***
Igbo131517172339444356
Ijo (Any)...*****.
Ilokano**7775***
Itsekiri.......**
Icelandic**.*87596
Italian114131149162208262303346340
Javanese......**.
Jinghpaw/Kachin.........
Japanese544651547067615051
Kikamba.........
Kannada91416192527333435
Karen (Any).........
Kashmiri...******
Kanuri*********
Kazakh*.***.*.*
Katchi..***....
Kirghiz/Kyrgyz.........
Khasi........*
Kihaya/Luziba.........
Kinyarwanda.******5*
Kirundi.......**
Kisi (West Africa)*********
Kalenjin.........
Kimbundu.........
Kimeru.........
Konkani*****881010
Kinyakyusa-Ngonde.........
Kikongo..**.**..
Korean707983818784787662
Kpelle.....****
Krio8810151213121110
Kru (Any).........
Kisii/Ekegusii (Kenya)*........
Kisukuma.........
Kurdish132152166188219298371466544
Lao...******
Luba.........
Luganda*59121316242221
Lugbara.........
Lugisu/Lumasaba.........
Lingala394249535355585556
Lithuanian120181225266289314356392403
Lango (Uganda).....****
Lozi/Silozi.........
Lusoga.........
Latvian546371919498106104120
Luxemburgish.........
Luvale/Luena.........
Lunda.........
Luo (Kenya/Tanzania).....*...
Luhya (Any).........
Magahi..**.....
Maithili.......*.
Makua.........
Manding/Mandekan61323242835354346
Maori.....****
Marathi171819221715171921
Maasai.**.....*
Maldivian/Dhivehi*.....***
Mende.........
Macedonian*********
Malagasy**..*****
Malayalam356451556627693734724742744
Maltese242117201716161313
Malay/Indonesian948875635862715750
Magindanao-Maranao.........
Mongolian (Khalkha)*********
Manx Gaelic.........
Moore/Mossi.........
Mauritian/Seychelles Creole*********
Munda (Any)....*****
Maya (Any).****....
Nahuatl/Mexicano...**....
Nama/Damara.........
Nubian (Any).........
Ndebele252322323532313328
Nepali158188174152143135124130124
Norwegian283240412426221720
Nuer/Naadh......***
Nupe.......**
Newari.***.....
Nzema.........
Ambo/Oshiwambo..*****5*
Ogoni (Any)****.*...
Oriya*****5596
Oromo.**.**685
Other Language1,5441,248936747634504390406388
Pangasinan***......
Pampangan.........
Pashto/Pakhto322315323351357374377366363
Pahari/Himachali (India).*******5
Pahari (Pakistan)121313121414222019
Panjabi1,2031,2561,2801,2791,3111,2641,2691,2681,242
Polish1,9112,3252,8473,4213,9614,3504,6724,8554,961
Portuguese511552654682752796808834846
Persian/Farsi166167187195216248280285310
Quechua.........
Rajasthani/Marwari...******
Romany/English Romanes189*******
Romani (International)262932448485119130131
Romanian1522212803785577218489851,091
Romansch.......**
Runyakitara.........
Russian142162193204212230247272294
Samoan**.......
Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian293329283529343839
Scots*****....
Shilluk/Cholo....****.
Shona101121130118126119119119117
Sidamo.........
Sign Language (Other)**5555***
Slovak214266310351330321281304323
Slovenian***897685
Sindhi6**8911111111
Sango.........
Sinhala4241575549657483100
Somali9861,0111,0211,0381,0491,005967910852
Spanish178234275302348384416410465
Sardinian.........
Siraiki.........
Sotho/Sesotho***55****
Swazi/Siswati.*****...
Tswana/Setswana**6*5***6
Swahili/Kiswahili575555666572838276
Swedish394241423229293331
Tamil162181233271309318356388434
Telugu263650546071727987
Temne***......
Teso/Ateso.........
Tigre.******56
Tagalog/Filipino8599451,0311,0041,006974932882830
Tigrinya37454856748386102115
Thai133166186190213217225219207
Tibetan**5*55656
Tiv...****5*
Berber/Tamazight6*66**655
Tonga/Chitonga (Zambia).******..
Tongan (Oceania)..****6**
Tok Pisin*****....
Traveller Irish/Shelta......**.
Tsonga*.****...
Turkmen.........
Tulu..*******
Tumbuka..****...
Turkish227269327371392433484557648
Ukrainian**6111216191921
Umbundu.********
Urdu1,0571,1291,2241,2941,3381,3801,3911,4741,508
Urhobo-Isoko***6*****
Uyghur...******
Uzbek********5
Venda.........
Vietnamese3141536871888592112
Visayan/Bisaya7612121312111114
Wa-Paraok (South-East Asia).*.....**
West-African Creole Portuguese.......**
Wolof131317222230343633
West-African Pidgin English6778*5556
Xhosa101296655*5
Yao/Chiyao (East Africa).**..*.**
Yiddish.......*.
Yoruba40444856597890108118
Zande.......*.
Zulu161813171517181212
Refused590449271223182153139145135
Classification Pending4,0483,3802,1621,4981,3361,013720452328

Metadata

Title
First language of pupils aged 5 and over by language and year

Last update
11/06/2020 11/06/2020

Next update
July 2021

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email
school.stats@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Wales

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
See other items

Data collection and calculation
Schools’ data are derived from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) returns and STATS 1 returns supplied by schools open on Census day in January each year. The returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
From 2003/04 or more recently if the data item is not available for earlier years.

Rounding applied
None.

Statistical quality
School Census returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Whilst most of the usual data validation processes on the 2020 school census data have taken place, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the data did not undergo the usual final validation process. As part of the Welsh Local Government Finance Settlement, the data is usually returned to local authorities for final validation. Typically, overall numbers of pupils and teachers will not change significantly during this period, with the most likely change being in the characteristics of the pupils themselves e.g. free school meal entitlement. Users should therefore be more cautious when comparing data on characteristics of pupils and staff over time, in particular where small cohorts are involved.